2 Light Portrait Shoot

After the initial phot session with my better half, LJ. I decided it was time to give it another go with some new equipment I’d purchased recently.

  • Nikon SB900 flash gun
  • Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens
  • Shoot through umbrella
  • Additional wireless trigger and receiver set.

As before, the images were shot in the living room using the equipment outlined above as well as a Nikon SB600 through the shoot through umbrella and a Nikon D300 camera.

The simple setup was the soft-box set high camera left with the SB900 and the SB600 set on camera right as a highlight/hair light and then used a large gold reflector to bounce some light back under the chin.

Most of the initial shots were a case of trial and error until I found a lighting ratio that produced good results as well as a good shooting angle and poses.

The best images were taken from a high vantage point, with me stood on drum stool shooting down.

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Hi, I’m Paul, from South Wales, UK and I am a passionate Musician, photographer, web & graphic designer, mountain biker and gamer who enjoys all things technical! I love all forms of photography, but relish the opportunity to shoot motorsports, wildlife and live bands. My business, I-Pixel: Creative Simplicity specialises in the creation of eye catching, versatile web sites, high quality photography, company branding, graphic design, print and fine art reproduction.