During the holidays, Miranda and I headed to Seneca SC to her uncle’s home near Lake Keowee. I was asked to bring my camera along to create a few family portraits (pun intended). Just thought I would make a post about it because I know that most of my clients are really into photography themselves. I used no expensive camera (I think it is valued around $400 at this time), and the flash was rather expensive, but could have been one for less than $100. The point is, that you do not always need extremely expensive equipment to produce excellent work, but instead, need to really understand photography and your gear. I think one of the coolest things about the session is that I did not use a large softbox to get the great quality of light on my subjects; I just had to know how to use my environment (hint,hint). Finally, the mini-family-portrait session would not have been as successful as it was, without a beautifully decorated living area, not to mentioned some well-dressed, happy people.