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Monique in the grunge

Fantastic day at the London Strobist meetup.... at least from a shooting perspective. Superb location, great models & lots of time to shoot as equal numbers of photographers & models.

 

From a gear perspective it was a disasterous day - my radio trigger failed early due to flat battery & then an internal wire came loose when I opened it up to change the battery.... Serves me right for buying cheap triggers I suppose. Consequently spent most of the day shooting in Nikon CLS mode with my SB900. Not that bad an issue as I had brough along a tripod so I could get alot more ambient light into the shots to capture the location better.

 

Then complete disaster when I dropped my Nikon SB900 strobe & the LCD screen broke. Think it may still be usable but only if I never take it out of CLS mode 'cos no way of reading settings after that. Luckily had already shot 6 models by then so day was almost done.

 

Many thanks to Andy & Tyla who did such a sterling job of setting the day up.

 

Anyway - the shot at hand....

 

Model - Monique (MM1848590)

MUA - Aline Borduqui

 

Strobist - SB900 triggered via CLS at -2/3 from camera left via shoot-through brolly. 1/10sec & f7.1 to capture environment via ambient.

 

93/365:2011 - 3rd April

Jim Shields Photography

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Taken on April 3, 2011