If you’ve been following my blog lately you might’ve notice that I’ve been experimenting with some different flash techniques.
One of them is the “simple flash” technique. Why did I call it that way. Because it’s really simple and stupid. (well hello captain obvious)
Let me explain. I was looking for an edgy cool semi-hard light/ringflashy look. I really like the style of NY photographer Tyler Shields. He has a no nonsense flash on camera on a white wall kind of look and it really works. But for me that look was a little too hard.
So I replaced the 580EXII on his camera by a contraption inside a Westcott Apollo with three flashes in it. The box is right in front of the model’s face and I’m on my knees right below it (pushing the fabric of the box up with my lens hood). It looks a little like this.
It’s very easy I mounted one flash the regular way on the stand/swivel in a 28″/70com Westoctt Apollo with the baffle folded up. The two others are mounted on a Manfrotto 175 Justin Clamp which holds on to the light stand itself. One flash on each side. Triggering is done the regular way, with skyports, Pocket wizards and or optically. All the flashes are set on 1/2 power simply because I like to have a snappy recycle time. Eh voila !
It would be easier and a lot more comfy to do this with a boom stand but right now the will have to do.
So here what the results look like.
Had some great results using a Profoto (or any decent brand for that matter) head with a beauty dish.