Saturday, May 30, 2009

5/30/2009 - Combining Ambient and Flash

This set of portraits of my beautiful nieces was taken at a family bbq. Yes, I am an opportunist. I found a flowering Dogwood and placed my subject in front of a branch that was about chest height. For the lighting, the late afternoon sun was being filtered through haze from camera left and about 45 degrees in front of my subject. I supplemented this with a flash shot through a white umbrella to camera right but just outside of the frame of the image. This was about 2 feet in front of the subject to create a nice soft light.

I shot ETTL with a master flash on-camera, but not firing. The slave flash was set between -2 and -3 depending on the subject.