This will be a quick one, lots of things to do this week. More on that later, once I’ve actually finished it!
Casey and I spent a rainy afternoon together in Brooklyn while she was getting ready for a party that evening. We kept the atmosphere casual and I just worked around her as she prepared some delicious mushroom bruschetta that I would unfortunately not get to taste, as I had elsewhere to be that night. Casey was wonderful to work with, all smiley and happy all the time. It actually took us quite a few attempts to get the above no nonsense expression. Kept the main light – my Lastolite Ezybox mentioned in the last post – about head level to push the light in to her face better and popped another flash in the back to use as either fill for the room or a highlight as I saw fit.
Shot both of these with the camera on manual and speedlights on TTL. I can’t really decide if I like using the flashes in TTL or not. It is nice when the subject is moving and the light levels need to change, but other times I really just want the steadiness of “this-is-exactly-how-much-light-you’ll-get” manual mode. It was interesting to play with nonetheless, and changing it all from the menu in the D700 makes it super easy to try it out when I have the time.
Good things coming later this week!