My first go at a proper portrait shoot at home - so I would appreciate some constructive criticism.
Shot using my Ezybox hotshoe kit + 580EX2 as the main light left of the camera and a 430 ex2 firing through a small beauty dish with honeycombe to right and about head height.
(Both flashes in Manual with the main light as master and beauty dish as slave)
The idea was to try for some informal shots that captured Aimee's mischevious character. (Her parents selected this one as their favourite)
My first learning point was just how much space you need to do this.
The only available space I had to do this was in my lounge.
My backdrop was a 7"x5" collapsable background with a muslin overlay.
When I tried to get a full length shot of Aimee's mum in frame I kept seeing the edges of the backdrop.
That + lack of width and height for placing the flashes made me realise I'd better stick to children and adult head and shoulder shots!
Tags: Portraits and people
Flash and lighting