Wednesday 23 April 2008

Using flash, part 5 - portrait photography

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A photograph of my daughter's first encounter with a bubble! Click this link to see further portraits and my portable studio. Two Canon 580 EX Speedlites were used to light this scene, one fitted with a homemade snoot (a device to limit the spill of light) to light the bubble, and the other fitted with a Lastolite EzyBox softbox to illuminate Emily. These were controlled wirelessly by a Canon ST-E2 transmitter which allows full control of the lighting ratio. I've made a range of flashlight modifiers, primarily inspired by the terrific Strobist blog, and will discuss these soon.

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