Practice portrait and Omega Reflector

4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #477104 by Georgian-Si-Valentina-Mihaila
Shot with only one bare flash. I've positioned the flash behind and above the subject pointed just above the subject head into Omega reflector. Once I had my camera and flash adjusted, I did minor adjustment on the distance between reflector/subject/flash. I've used the same setup for a Doctor Office the next day and worked really well, while only using one camera, one flash, one reflector and one pop up background. What do you guys think about this technique?



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4 years 1 month ago #477132 by KCook
Great!  If you had not specified it, I would never have noticed that was a 1 light shot.
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4 years 1 month ago #477168 by msmith55
Looks like it's paying dividends! Great shot, and such a simple set up too. Thanks for sharing.


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4 years 1 month ago #477169 by Denise Lattimer
Great job with this! What was the distance you used between reflector, subject, and flash, if you don't mind me asking?


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4 years 1 month ago #477172 by cybersholt
Very nice, it's got the perfect level of light. Especially for a single flash. One tip about the forum and attachments, after uploading be sure to hit the insert button to embed it into the post. I've done this for you here as an example. Keep up the great work!

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4 years 1 month ago #477271 by Georgian-Si-Valentina-Mihaila
Thank you Denise! In this particular photo the subject was about 3ft in front of the reflector and about 8ft in front of the background. If you move closer to the background you will get stronger rim light and less light in the front, due to stronger light fallout. The beauty of this setup is that if you place the reflector in front of your subject face you get "clam shell" or paramount type of light. You can move the reflector to the camera left or right and little higher, adjust your flash direction and zoom to make sure you still get rim light and now you get loop lighting. For this you only need a regular reflector. Turn your subject face and you get broad or short lighting. Also, this setup is effective with natural backgrounds. Just open up your aperture to get the background out of focus. The stand should be behind the subject and the flash out of the frame. The stand that will be visible will blend with the background pretty nice. Experience with it and have fun. Get a piece of white foam or a cheap reflector and cut a hole (2x3 format) about 20x15in and play with it before you buy an Omega reflector.


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4 years 1 month ago #477272 by Georgian-Si-Valentina-Mihaila
Thank you cybersholt, I will use your advice from now on!


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4 years 1 month ago #477289 by Georgian-Si-Valentina-Mihaila
A couple more shots, this time creating a broad and short lighting with the same setup. 



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4 years 1 month ago #477297 by TGonzo
So all this is from one flash and reflector?   :thumbsup:


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4 years 1 month ago #477328 by KCook
I would say the short lighting is more successful.  The bright hand detracts from the broad example.  Different topic, but didya know there are photographers who never use short lighting? :rolleyes

The main thing missing from all of these is some sort of kicker to give the eyes a nice catchlight.  But that would add a light, oh well.

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4 years 1 month ago #477331 by Finn
:thumbsup:


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4 years 6 days ago #482962 by Georgian-Si-Valentina-Mihaila
One bare flash, behind and above the subject.


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4 years 6 days ago #482963 by Georgian-Si-Valentina-Mihaila
Oh boy, I still have to meet a woman that want to appear larger in photos. Short lighting is essential with woman. Oh....and I leave in Texas;-)


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4 years 4 days ago #483246 by Peter Nunez
Glamorous 


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3 years 11 months ago #484167 by Don Fischer
I wasn't paying attention to the light but the second and third are relly nice. The first one leave's me cold. great job of lighting but a cow girl theme and way to much make up!


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