Tuesday, September 14, 2010


My Color Portrait class learned how to use a strobe on location last week. I'd been doing this for a while so I stood back and allowed my classmates, many of whom had never done it, to play.

Towards the end of class when most of them had figured it out, I grabbed a light and a PocketWizard and slammed out a few portraits of Taylor.

The instructor had most of the students put their subject in the shade. I decided that looked boring and asked Taylor to set up in the sun. It turns out using the sun as a rimlight is awesome, and I got great detail on his hair from it. Not to mention the lens flare that couldn't be better.

Strobe is 1 AB800 at 1/4 power, modified with a spot grid. Not too shabby if you ask me.

Have a lovely Tuesday!