Hi and welcome back.
For this post I’ll be demonstrating a two light high key portrait with, you guessed it, off camera flash.
Yesterday I photographed a small preschool in Woodbridge. It was really, really small, not only in the student body but the shooting space as well. I had an area less than 8′ x 8′.
Thankfully those kids were small as well!!
Here’s the shooting space and my setup. Notice the white seamless paper. I cut a roll down in length to make the space and then rolled out two separate lengths off of a 5′ roll to cover as much of the floor as possible.
Background Light: One SB900, positioned vertically, no omnibounce @ 1/2 power, and a shoot through umbrella lighting the background
Main Light: One SB800, with omnibounce @ 1/2 power, shoot through umbrella
Out of view to the left is my California Sunbounce Micro Mini reflector for some fill
With this simple setup, I achieved these results:
In Photoshop I made a quick levels adjustment to make sure the whites were totally white, did a minor sharpening, and the images are ready to be sent out to print.
Off camera flash is a versatile way to light your subjects. I was able to get into a tight spot and get the shots with a simple lighting system.
Try this one at home!
Till next time, happy shooting.