Now that I’ve finished reading Joe McNally’s book, The Moment it Clicks, I’m really eager to play around with more off camera flash than ever.
This photo is a copy of the popular “Strobist and his laptop” by David Hobby. I’m trying to play a bit more with softening the light, and I’m using an umbrella to throw the ‘ambient’ lighting on the flash to the right, and a piece of paper looped over the flash on the laptop.
Here’s the setup shot:
Today I recevied my Honl Speedgrids. These grids are essentially closely packed tubes which are mounted on the end of my flash unit to direct the light in a more direct pattern. This allows me to control light spill and use my speedlights in a more controlled manner. More on this once I get to actually use one of them. In the photo above, I’d probably use one to highlight the back of the laptop with a bit of light.