Lit with an Alien Bees B800 through a 60" photek softlighter from camera left. Triggered with ebay cactus triggers.


Really trying to get into using off camera light some more. I've had flashes for a long time now but I am always too lazy to get everything together and take them on shoots.


I also don't usually like things that are over lit for the sake of using lights so I (at least in the photo) am trying to find some nice balance between flash and ambient. I love the really soft light I can get but I need to practice more on how to best blend it naturally into a scene...


  • Starling Brown 5y

    I know what you mean about the over-lit thing. I think you did a good job on this shoot. I am a fan of subtlety in lighting. Also, like the composition. I can see several crop options in this shot. Not saying it needs to be cropped. Just saying the options are there if required by a client. I'm on dial-up so, I'll try to watch the video when I have access to a high speed hot spot.
  • NickChao 5y

    Thanks, I didn't really think about the crop options. Thats an interesting thing to see, I should keep it in mind from now on. I know that I have taken photos that looked great at full 2 x 3 ratio but fell apart when cropped. haha. The video isn't that informative in terms of light/camera/useful info but it does show what it actually looked like before light and post processing.
  • April Elizabeth 5y

    the dry ice really worked out great. you are getting better and better every time you do a shoot. =o)
  • Tatiana Zhukova 5y

    LOVE it!!
  • Grzegorz Grzesiak 5y

    Wow.... Fantastic shot. Have a nice day.

    This is Excellent!
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  • Bont3n 5y

    this is a great shot
    I love the light very much

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  • Gildas 5y

    Superb Shot!
    Love it.
    Have a great day.
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  • Stien Franssens 5y

    wow, your photos are amazing !
  • Chad McDonald 5y

    Stunning Work! Congrats on Explore!

  • haylee - 5y

    This is gorgeous!
  • Marina Refur 5y

    amazing....such a beautiful setupt...the dust works well here!
  • Helena Colliny 5y

    I love it!!!
  • jennifer 5y

    This looks like a fantasy
  • Andreas Climent 5y

    Very cool styling, composition and lighting!

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