Friday, June 18, 2010

Chris


I had an opportunity to photograph my son Chris this evening. We stepped out into the field just outside the back gate of our backyard. I wanted to test out the new diffusion sock for my DIY beauty dish that my wife made for me. Chris wasn't particularly excited about modeling for me, I use him a lot and I'm sure he's bored with it.


The sun had not yet set but was behind large clouds to the west. I metered for the clouds behind Chris and underexposed them by perhaps 1 stop. I then turned on the strobe. I was using a single Nikon SB-800 at 1/2 power, 1/1600 @ f/2.8 for the photo at the top of the post.

Here are a few other images from this 10 minute shoot, when your only getting one look from your subject... There was a light breeze this evening, beauty dishes are idea if you have any sort of wind. An umbrella would have taken off across the field had I used it.

I really like the quality of light from this beauty dish, unfortunately it is so hard to travel with. I really only use the beauty dish when I'm in town shooting. When I'm on the road, I use a small softbox that produces a similar look.I have several up coming workshops, for a list of those click HERE.

7 comments:

andrew said...

Great photo! What's your method of choice for triggering the strobe over the sync speed limit? Are you a CLS guy?

David Tejada said...

Hi Andrew: Yes, I am a CLS guy. I used my built in flash to trigger the single SB-800. I also use Radio Poppers when the normal signal can't be seen. DT

George said...

David, How were you able to shoot at 1/1600th of a second when the flash will only sync at 1/250th?

David Tejada said...

Hi George: Both Nikon and Canon allow for high speed sync. You set this function in the set up menu on each respective camera.

Check your manual how you do so. DT

M.A.R's. said...

I used a plain white shower cap from Wally World. It drops 1 stop of light.

Renato Picarelli said...

Beautiful result you got it! I really enjoyed your work, congratulations! I'm trying to do a DIY beauty dish, and after I finish I'll post the results on my blog. Again, congratulations.

Wil Camilleri Photography said...

Love this shoot! Great use of the light - simple but so effective!