Actress Sarah Jessica Parker presented the SJP Collection, her Nordstrom-exclusive collection of shoes, handbags and the Manhattan trench coat, at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue in Chicago Illinois.
Fans lined up with bags full of purchases,single shoe in hand for an autograph and a legion of women stood in a line that went to infinity for an autograph.
After all,this is still Goddess "Carrie Bradshaw" to many and what surprises me is that it took this long for Ms.Parker to have a line of shoes and accessories in her name!
This was a very short photo op seeing as her appearance time was one hour and more than 1000 fans were lined up out the door and onto the floor below. TV crews and still crews had to split 15 minutes of time before the signing began and media had to wrap it up so fans could get their chance.
I had a chance to try the Rogue Flashbenders XL PRO for *one* photo. I was too far away to use it in "strip light' mode as I had wanted and I was hand holding my flash with my remotes on the camera and flash and only able to get one shot before I had to go to the long zoom and cross my fingers for when she would look up again. I was very happy with the broad soft light that it cast. Bear in mind the light balance was all over the place from the tv crews,other flash units and mixed store lighting.
This photo of Sarah alone was with the 'soft box' attachment. I didn't do much in post processing other than cleaning up the light balance and tweaking. This was the third time I've photographed SJP and the first time I've used the Rogue Flashbender XL on a photo shoot. I hope to use it on more photo shoots and sessions when the opportunity arises.
The link to one up me on using it is below.Feel free to buy one and send me a link to your results and I will give your work a shout out!
FYI: Other equipment used: Canon 60D camera, Canon EF 24-105mm f4L lens, Canon 600 EX-RT flash
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