Black and White or Color - MMA Portrait With Nikon Z50

November 13, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Started testing my Z50 with a portrait shoot at 101 Boxing Club - through on a Nikon 50 1.8 S lens and took a couple shots in the middle of the class I was teaching with the amazing Joey Terrill during the Summit Photography Workshop in California. The set up was 3 Profoto strobes. One gridded for the face, one in a small soft box aimed up at the mid-section of our subject Thor Skancke while another lit the bags and shoulder to camera left. 

Using the Z50 was super intuitive as it's very close to my Z7 only much smaller and lighter. Paired with the light and fast 50 1.8 S the camera immediately had me thinking about travel and having a camera with a big sensor (DX sized) and AF system that was barely more intrusive than my cell phone. Being able to carry that and make the kind of images you see below and in the sports post I'll be putting up soon was a dream to me a few years ago. 

I took three photos of Thor. One with all three strobes. One with the bottom softbox turned off. and One with the available light from the windows and the Profoto's modeling lamps. That was it. I did the black and white in Silver Efex Pro 

Which do you prefer?

Color first - 1. All Strobes 2. 2 Strobes 3. Modeling Lights

Black and White next - same order

Interested to hear your opinions

 

 

 

 

 


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