An image from a personal project - this is my 10 year old daughter Heather ( no doubt when she reads this she will point out shes 11 next week!), caught in a very rare moment when she is not trying to be grow up too fast.
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One SB900 with diffuser in the back of the "Sylvanian Family" house (not a dolls house I'm told!)
Sealed as much as possible to avoid light spills (must try harder !)
Black bed sheet from Primark for back drop
1 x eBay trigger (wouldn't work in CLS mode as sensor is hidden)
Light (I think) set to 1/64 power
1/60sec @ F8 (ISO 200)
And a lot of trial and error, trying to get the house front and toys not "blowing" but retain features in Heathers face was extremely difficult.
There are two areas I wasn't 100% happy with (even on the back of the camera) one was the extreme brightness on the toy in heathers hand. I retrieved quite a bit in the RAW - and mono conversion, the other is the shadow of Heathers Glasses, trying to keep her attention for any length of time was hard to say the least ! I had some where the shadow was less intrusive but the expression didn't work, others with more detail, but I lost the facial details. I could have combined images but I wanted something natural and more or less what I attained in camera.
Tags: Black and white
Portraits and people
Flash and lighting
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