It has been a long, long time since I have blogged at all about photography.
With my injury in April came a 3 month cessation of work while on Workman’s Comp. Then, I came out of recovery right into my slow season: Ugh! Then I moved out of my studio and am currently studio-less. That has been a tough thing to get over.
I am finally getting things back in order and will be posting again. As I’ve not been shooting all that much as I’m in a rebuild phase, I will be pulling images from the past out and teaching with them until I get back shooting on a regular basis.
For today’s post, I will show you a technique I had been working on in the past and think I’m going to revisit for next week at the Photoplus Expo.
If you are attending the Photoplus Expo next week, then stop by the Expoimaging booth at #134, right behind the Canon booth along the side wall.
Here’s my schedule to present, so if you are there try and stop by to say hello:
Thursday, 12:30-1:15 and 4:15-5
Friday, 12:30-1:15 and 3:00-3:45
Today’s technique is a combination of two modifiers to get a unique look. I had explored this look a long time ago and want to explore it again.
Rogue Flashbenders give off a deep shadow, so if you like the contrasty shadows then that is great. But I wanted to keep the shadows but also soften the light. Trying to keep a light kit is always the goal.
So I took a Rogue XL Pro mounted on my SB910 and just placed a 45″ shoot through umbrella in front of it. This way I kept the shadows I wanted but just softened the light as it passed through the umbrella.
Here is a BTS:
Here are two images from the shoot. You can see the shadows under her nose, chin, and arm, but the shadows have been softened. So I have deep shadow detail but with softer lighting:
As I make my slow come back, I’ll be uploading more images from previous jobs and getting back into teaching.
Thanks for stopping by!