Just did the annual family portrait shot for Thanksgiving and thought it might make for an interesting discussion here.
I can set up for like 2-3 hours in my studio for my regular shoots, and have very patient models work for a couple hours till we get work we are happy with. All my equipment is there and easily at hand. Family gatherings are a whole different animal I find- I am mostly socializing, have my trunk packed with family stuff and pies etc so not much room for gear. Oh, and my family has the attention span of sand fleas so I get about 2-3 minutes of quality time to pose and shoot before I lose them!
The point here is for everyone to share their own shot- no matter how it turned out- and explain circumstances and equipment used. No critiques necessary, just some fun experience sharing.
Must be your own family with you in the shot, and must have used some lighting equipment.
My Shot Background:
Thanksgiving at my sisters, first time with whole family in like 20 years. Lots of catching up to do with nieces and nephews returning from college etc. Backyard was in shambles, we had an early snow and it seems to have killed off most vegetation. Harsh overhead sun, shot time was dictated by sis as a precise moment between appetizers and dinner! 20 minutes max to get my gear and be set up. 3 minutes for the shot. Oh, and other guests arriving I had to meet while I set up haha! Found a spot next to the garage mostly in shade so decided to work with it.
My Shot Equipment:
One Einstein on a stand, 47" Octabox, a vagabond mini for power, Cybersync trigger. 5DIII with 24-105mm lens, on a tripod.