two-light self portrait setup shot
Another Einstein at EU0.4 (4.7WS) with a Paul C Buff 8.5" reflector (no grid) two and a half feet away from the background for separation.
CyberCommander on the camera.
CSXCV on the Einsteins
Sekonic L-758D to fire the camera
PocketWizard PlusII connected to the camera with a PocketWizard CM-N3-P cable.
I like this setup because it allows me to adjust light power with the CyberCommander, meter the CyberCommander settings with the L-758D, and be able to fire the camera remotely.
The objective of tonight's exercise was to work on the light shape on the background. I tried the Paul C Buff White Shovel Background Reflector, but moved to the 8.5" reflector because the shovel reflector does not give a full 360-degree round light. The bottom has an angled shape. I wanted something that was round all the way around. (Update: I have discovered that the PCB shovel can work if a PCB 8.5" grid is set across the front of the shovel. Makes for a nice round light.) The other objective was to work on a single, main-light setup. The PhotoFlex Medium Octo works well in my small room and gives a big surface that wraps around well when pointed 90 degrees to the axis and moved toward the camera.