Go Big

When it comes to printing photos, the mantra seems to be:

Go big or go home!

I've never seen a print of a photo I made that was any larger than 8x10" so you can imagine how anxious I was to see this 20x30" canvas "gallery wrap" of my brother- and sister-in-law's family, shot in natural light at the beach just before this shot was taken.

It may seem obvious, but this thing is LARGE and I am quite happy with how it turned out. The texture of a print on canvas is really awesome (click the photo to enbiggen, you can even start to make it out here). I'd love to take credit for the result but most (okay, probably all) of that goes to Vin, Helen, and the kids for being such great subjects and AdoramaPix for making such a high-quality product with minimal stress for me.

I guess it's true after all - size does matter!

Strobist info: The key light (on me) is an SB-600 with a full CTO + 1/4 CTO gels in a "table-topped" (facing straight down) Lumiquest Softbox III from high camera right, zoomed to 50mm and fired at 1/4 power. The accent light is an SB-800 with a full CTO gel in a 1/8" grid from hard camera left raking across the print, zoomed to 105mm, and fired at 1/8 power. The separation light is an ungelled SB-25 with a homemade bare-bulb diffusor (decapitated jelly bottle) on the floor, fired at the back wall at some unknown power because the flash is so old I can't read the display anymore. Tungsten white balance.