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Stacey | by Benny Smith
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Doing a few portraits with Stacey. Just a bit of playing about with the new 5D really.


Strobits: Shot using an Olympus FL40 in a shoot-thru umbrella to the right left of the camera, triggered via a YongNuo CTR-301P. The lights in the room were off and the curtains closed to reduce the amount of ambient light and I set the shutter speed high enough to ensure that the exposure was not affected by the ambient. I kept the aperture fairly wide to minimise depth of field, and as a result, the flash would've had to have been on pretty much the lowest setting possible. The umbrella will have been fairly close to the subject (no more than a meter away) to make the light as soft as possible by increasing the relative size of the source. I tried several placements of the flash but as long as I could keep it the same distance from Stacey each time, I didn't have to readjust the exposure. However, as the flash was so close, there was a lot of light fall off, as you can see in the difference of exposure between her right and left shoulders, so it was important to check each time to make sure that her face was still correctly exposed.


Here is another shot taken on the same day.


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Taken on June 4, 2010