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Unconditional photo shoot

Can’t wait to say that I had the opportunity to photograph my friend Jeffery wright’s band Unconditional Arms, not only is this a great opportunity for me but I am also honored that he asked me to shoot them. We started off shooting towards the hills in Oakland and ended up hiking up midway before the sun went down. Then we shot at a burger place and a neat coffee shop.

Photographs were all taken with a 5D Mark II and either a 85mm f1.2 lens or a 24-105mm f4 lens. I choose to shoot with the 24-105 during group shots because I would be able to capture the whole group of guys with no problem. I really wish that it was brighter so I can use a higher aperture to capture the guys as sharp as possible. But artists gotta make decisions.

By the time the sun went down I decided to shoot with the 85mm because the aperture was lower, that way I can capture them while it’s dark out. This lens is particularly good with portraits so I was able to take a couple of individual shots of the boys at the coffee shop.

Photos edited how I felt.

The shot above was taken with both a speedlite EX 580 II and without one.