fun with lighting.

I have recently become interested in understanding more about lighting techniques. So when David Jackson posted about his use of everyday kitchen utensils to achieve different effects [his post here] I started realizing that there is an entire world full of modifiers that can create unique images.

Tonight in preparation for my husband’s moustache may portrait, we decided to use the steamer pot and an off-camera strobe to add some depth and shadow into the picture. Check out these cool photos!

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Strobist info: 580ex2 at +2 1/3 triggered by ST-2 transmitter.
35mm lens, 1/100 s, f 2.2, ISO 640

2 Responses to “fun with lighting.”

  1. meg Says:

    These are great, Rachel! When I saw the photos on flickr, I couldn’t quite figure out what sort of crazy modifier you had on your flash. Now I know! Very creative! I really like the effect it created – the light is streaming. Fun with lighting, yay!

  2. Kersten Says:

    So cool, Rachel! Who would have thought to use a pan as a reflector????

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