I shot this series with my pop recently. We were hanging out last weekend as father and son often do, and I happened to have all my gear in my car from a recent shoot with OPTION//CONTROL. I asked him if he would be up for having his picture taken, and he agreed right away. I threw up an SB-800 and a silver 45" Westcott umbrella and shot it Strobist-style. I'm very pleased with the results, and I hope to have the opportunity to photograph my pops again in the near future! As a side note, I had four Profoto strobes and a 6'x4' softbox in my car, but it seemed excessive to drag all that gear into a relatively small office space, so I opted for the single Speedlight and a simple umbrella as a light modifier. Just goes to prove you don't have to have the latest greatest gear to create some well lit images. "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." Someone a lot smarter than me said that once, and I think there's truth in it.
Ryan Walters | St. Louis Portrait + Commercial Photographer