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I keep planning to do a studio lit portrait with the 100mm lens, but I keep getting these beautiful opportunities for portraits backlit by the setting sun and cool bokeh backgrounds. I can't help myself.


I usually try to take portraits 'head on' or level with the subject, but the sun was at such an angle that I had Izzy stand on a bench in the park, so I had to angle slightly up, but it was worth the cool background.


Also, I tried something for the first time: I didn't have my 5-in-1 with me, and I needed some fill light in her face but didn't want to use flash, so I set up a shoot through umbrella on a stand facing her - it worked pretty well!

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Taken on March 20, 2012