As we’ve been attempting portrait photography on my course I thought I should have a go with some of the bits and bobs I’ve been collecting. For the pictures below the basic setup was a single Nikon SB-900 flash triggered with some cactus remote triggers (which are very good… except sometimes it looks like the sync speed is completely out, as I get banding) positioned front, right and above and a grey background I recently bought.
The top two photos use an umbrella as a diffuser, and the bottom two are with a bare flash. For each set,the picture on the right has a reflector positioned bottom left.
I reckon, based on this set of pictures, the flash without the umbrella, and the the reflector are the way to go.
They we go. Practise run over….
So for one of the tasks on my BTEC, I’ve goto to produce pictures with long exposures… and flashes…. and painting with light. I’ve come up with some using ‘Sidekick’, a monkey model that has been in the business for the past ten years or so. But before the main shoot I caught him relaxing, listening to some tunes.