Photoshoot in Bulgaria, Plovdiv Old Town / ブルガリアの街並みでポートレート撮影

Intro Photoshoot in Plovdiv Old Town

Finally after long time this winter I managed to go back to my home country Bulgaria and do some photoshoots there too! So here is the a BTS article of one of them, well probably one of my first shoots, taken at Plovdiv Old Town! I’m having info of the gear I have been using and some of the final shots in the end of the article! Also I am having a making video for the photoshoot, make sure you check it out and also subscribe to my YouTube channel! 


Behind the scenes Video

Video by Oggy Dimitrov: Website / Facebook Page


Camera for this shot is Canon 1Dx! And the lenses I’m using are Canon 24mm f/1.4 and Canon 135mm F/2! 

My strobes are   Nissin MG8000 and for the past few months I’ve been a hard Nissin user, since the MG8000 never overheats during photoshoot, no matter how much I shoot at high power settings, and believe me I do it a lot!

My triggers are Cactus V6, recently I switched to them from Pocket Wizard, and that was a great decision to make! Using them I can control the flash power of my manual flashes without the need to go and even touch them! 

Cactus 60×60 Softbox is a really cool modifier, I’ve been using as a main light quite a lot for my recent photoshoots! It’s very handy easy to setup, and has really beautiful light and also comes with a grid! I also use it just as a softbox when I’m outside! 


カメラは Canon 1Dx です!このセットで使ってたレンズはCanon 24mm f/1.4 & Canon 135mm F/2, です!

ストロボはNissin MG8000 です!マシンガンストロボはパワーが必要なときにとても大事です!ストロボも結構フル発光で使うことが多いので、純正のストロボだったらオーバーヒートして、しばらく使えなくなることがあります!MG8000は一切暑くなることがないので、撮影に集中できます!

ラジオスレーブはCactus V6です!たった一つのどんなストロボでも、カメラについてるラジオスレーブで、すべてのストロボのパワーを調整できるトリガーです!もうすぐ日本でも発売します!

Cactus 60×60 Softboxはソフトボックスとして使うことがよくあります!非常に撤収が早くで、運びやすいので、ロケでは不可欠です!そして、グリッドもついてて光が綺麗です!

Setting shot

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Final Results

Here are some of of the final images from that day, it was around daytime to sunset time in Plovdiv, and my model is Mariela Valkova!  


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In the end

Now, I am preparing a series of new articles on some general topics, let me know which one of them you want to see first, so I get it ready earlier! Also other ideas are welcome too! Here are some of them: Portraits at night / Lens article (I guess 135/2) / Portraits in the rain / Use of gels / Using backlight / One light setups / Shoots with just one umbrella / General shooting portraits / Can cheap lenses make good photos / Swing the camera shots / Using snoots / Shaped bokeh / … or any other idea welcome, post it in the comments, and I will see if I am able to write about it! Also stay tuned for my new blog section starting soon called “Strobist Diary” There I will talk about many of my off-camera flash techniques from basic things to some advanced stuff! 



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