It's actually for the final, and we were supposed to shoot 8-10 images that had a common theme and had used used one of the techniques/skills/previous assignments. One of them was studio portraits, but I HATE working in the studio, so I convinced the professor to let me do whatever I wanted. I took my friend who occasionally models for me and we went to the beach with some balloons in tow. It was incredibly windy that day, which made things pretty difficult. I even swapped lenses, which I REALLY DIDN'T want to do, but the 12-40 just wasn't giving me the results I wanted. Unfortunately the 150mm equivalent focal length was making me stand way back, and it was hard to give directions to her with all of the wind. Thankfully on the way to the beach we got a hold of her boyfriend and convinced him to come along and help carry gear. Plus with the wind, I needed someone to hold the light stand with my strobes. I used a Cheetah tri-flash bracket and 3 LumoPro LP180 strobes at 1/32 power. Earlier in the day I had all three set at 1:1 power and it still wasn't enough with the umbrella, but thankfully the sun went behind the clouds when we got to the beach. It was actually really tough going, and I don't want to have to do it again, but some of the pictures turned out amazingly well, and I'm so glad we did it. Eventually we moved closer to the water where there wasn't any debris, but then some pretty big waves came and soaked her boyfriend up to his knees and she also ended up getting wet. Thankfully he didn't drop my lights! Anyway here is my favorite! I haven't edited the rest yet, but I'll post some more up as I finish them. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Thanks for looking!