Wagon Wheels and Taffy

Last weekend my family and I headed down to the Ft. Worth Stockyards to try and make use some props I had purchased.   I had been storing these items and waiting for when Brady could sit up by himself.  He finally reached that milestone a couple of weeks ago and the weather cooled down enough to try the shoot.  But probably not cool enough.  We still sweated our butts off. Later this week I will post some of those images to the blog.

While we moseyed around, my wife spotted a stash of broken down boxes for Taffy Town that she felt would make for a cute photo.  I grabbed one and we started scouting for a decent background.  What we found worked, but wouldn’t be my first choice again.  I would have preferred something more solid.  I don’t believe what we used was overly distracting, but the one streak of light falling behind the board bothers me a little.

Brady / Taffy Town

Brady / Taffy Town

For the shot above I had a Speedlight on camera with the flash head pointed almost straight up and the diffuser panel slightly extended in order to try and put just a little catch light in the eye.

Brady Wagon Wheel

Brady Wagon Wheel

Another item of interest we came across was this wagon.  Unfortunately it sits right next to a bank of windows looking into a dinning hall giving very limited points of view.  I used a speedlight attached to the hotshoe in this setup also for catch lights also.

Additional shots of Brady can be seen here.

About Brett Cox

Photographic Artist exploring this wonderful world through my lens.
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