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edG
04-09-2011, 08:27 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5189/5603955005_cdcc5295be_b.jpg

Main light is a Wescott 28" Apollo softbox with Nikon SB 600 at full power, camera right 7' up and angled down.

The fill light is a 30" convertible/shoot through umbrella shot reflective with a Sigma 530 DG Super at 1/16 centered over camera, 7' up and angled down.

An optical slave (aimed at my back) was fired off the floor to provide separation from the drapes in the back ground.

Flashes were triggered via two Cactus V4 receivers and trigger. Settings were taken using a Sekonic 308s light meter.

Nikon D5000 with Nikkor 16-85mm at 68mm, 1/80 sec, iso 200, f 7.1 was triggered with an ML-L3 remote

edG
05-09-2011, 09:16 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/5673269479_40c7293940_b.jpg

had a problem with the link, here it is again

JAS_Photo
05-10-2011, 04:11 AM
A very nice self-portrait, Ed!

Marko
05-10-2011, 09:28 AM
I agree, nice play as well. (Shot looking a bit red on my monitor just as an FYI)

kat
05-10-2011, 12:52 PM
Great play! Wish I knew what half of what you said meant! :P

edG
05-11-2011, 03:21 PM
Thanks JAS,Marko and Kat!

Kat, here is a translation with external links for the strobist info:

Main ligh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_light)t is a Wescott 28" Apollo softbox (http://www.fjwestcott.com/products/product.cfm?itemnum=2334&tbl=products&head=haloapollo) (pop up softbox from FJ Westcott that is designed on an umbrella frame) with Nikon SB 600 (http://www.nikon.ca/en/Product.aspx?m=14551) (Nikon Speedlight/strobe ) at full power (used in manual setting at 1/1), camera right 7' up and angled down (angled down to produce subtle shadows from facial features, aimed straight on would produce boring flat lighting).

The fill ligh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fill_light)t is a 30" convertible/shoot through umbrella (http://www.photoflex.ca/product.htm?Product=PX224&Source=Category&Category=PX_UMBRELLAS) shot reflective (white umbrella with removable black outer cover that increases the bounced light when used) with a Sigma 530 DG Super (http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/flash/530super.htm) (Sigma Speedlight) at 1/16 (dialed down in manual to 1/16 of full power to produce a more dramatic lighting ratio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lighting_ratio)) centered over camera, 7' up and angled down.

An optical slave (http://www.themorriscompany.com/lights/mini_slavewide_+.html) (aimed at my back) was fired off the floor to provide separation from the drapes in the back ground.

Flashes were triggered via two Cactus V4 receivers and trigger (http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=17204). Settings were taken using a Sekonic 308s light meter (http://www.sekonic.com/Products/L-308S/Overview.aspx).

Nikon D5000 with Nikkor 16-85mm at 68mm, 1/80 sec, iso 200, f 7.1 was triggered with an ML-L3 remote (wireless nikon remote control for D5000)