Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bounced off-camera flash

Here are some pictures I took of Rachel. I used my 580 EX II on a sync cable to bounce the flash down and toward the wall in front of her.

What I like here is that the wall I bounced off of had a gold / yellow hue, which comes out in the skin tones. There is no significant ambient light, so all the light comes from bouncing off the large wall surface behind me. I got a surprisingly soft light this way, which replaced the use of a large gold reflector.