Some examples of a cheap lighting solution

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by dsiglin, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    So a while ago I posted about a cheap wireless flash solution. Now that I've had a few chances to use it I thought I'd post some example photos from a faux fashion shoot I did a few weeks ago. For the price it's hard to beat a $60 flash with zoomable head and $25 radio triggers.

    This was shot outside in open shade, some backlighting from the sun, flash providing most of the fill light through a white shoot-through umbrella.


    These were shot in an old mill with natural window light camera right and shoot through white umbrella camera left.


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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Looks like it's working well for you. Like the first one.

    There are a lot of threads asking for fast low light lenses, sometimes I think we forget there is a flash.
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  3. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    I started out hating flash, wanting to keep it pure and natural light only. Then I realized there's a world of creativity when you start controlling the light. It's nice to be able to shoot what looks like only natural lit photos and a few minutes later do very stylized shots.
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Thanks for the (additional) info and those portraits are amazing!!!
    Great sharpness, composition and colours - I like the strong contrast :thumbup:
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  5. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks, I should add these were with the Canon 50mm 1.4, I just received a Vivitar 28-90 2.8-3.5 and I'm going to give that a go tonight. The focus peaking responds well to this lens from the few shots I've taken already. It's a massive lens though.
  6. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Very effective lighting. Well done.
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