I have promised myself that I will get out and shoot more for myself this year. These “improvs” are part of the process. I limit myself to one subject and one hour. And the subjects can range over whatever happens to be near me or catch my eye.
This time it was pods I picked up while walking the dogs on Friday afternoon.
I used only speedlights for this set of images as I was curious as to how much I could do with them in an hour. The bigger guns can take more time, and I thought it would be pretty cool to work with some small strobes and modifiers.
I used the SpeedlightProKit grids and the small SpeedlightProKit softbox for these shots. One boom (LumoPro) and three stands rounded out my gear. Err… along with the three speedlights, that is.
One hour from beginning to shoot till wrapping it up.
Here is what I got.
One small SpeedlightProKit softbox from above and white fill cards from below.
Cover shot repeated.
Medium grid above and fine grid to camera left. Cross process post.
One medium grid from behind and above, one fine grid from camera left.
Medium grid from behind and camera right, fine grid from below and camera left, fine grid from camera left and behind.
Natural light from skylight in studio, shiny card to camera right and below/
Medium grid from above and behind.
Medium grid from camera right, white fill card on camera left.
Small SpeedlightProKit softbox from above and behind.
Medium grid from above and behind, fine grid from camera left, medium grid from camera right and behind.
Small softbox above, medium grid to camera left, one speedlight aimed at white fome core background,
One speedlight aimed at white fome core background, medium grid above and fine grid from camera left.
A little video showing my setup/
Let us know if you are doing any improvs and share the links.
Also known as Don Giannatti, photography has been the focus of my life for most of my adult years. I have written three books for Amherst Media (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: keyword 'don giannatti'. Lighting Essentials is my flagship blog and ezine with a slightly different slant than most photography related blogs. If you are interested in becoming a better photographer, check out www.project52.org. Thanks for visiting.
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