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    Here's the setup for this headshot I took of Sophia.

    Note the SB-600 mounted on the back of her chair with a Manfrotto Justin spring clamp to illuminate the white backdrop.

    The final photo was taken with Sophia's face much closer to the camera and between the two umbrellas.

    I took the idea for the arrangement of lights from Joe McNally's book "The Moment It Clicks."

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    1. Secgeek06 75 months ago | reply

      I love setup shots... I learn so much from them and this is certainly a good one. Thanks for sharing.

    2. joe holmes 75 months ago | reply

      Oh, me too. I learn a lot by explaining it, too.

    3. erick monroy photo 75 months ago | reply

      This is very didactic Joe, thanks for sharing. Nice gear, great setup...

    4. calanan 75 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the tip!

    5. David Giral | davidgiralphoto.com 75 months ago | reply

      nice... how did you find the book?

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    6. joe mondello 75 months ago | reply

      Hey Joe I didn't see you at B&H for McNally's talk and book signing two Sundays ago. Was U there?

      It was great to hear McNally talk and go through some of the stories and pictures from the new book.

      Thanks for the set-up shot. Joan and I are just going through this process of learning multiple strobe set-ups as well.

    7. joe holmes 75 months ago | reply

      McNally's book is great -- it's basically a series of wonderful anecdotes each with an accompanying photo. Each one teaches a small lesson and describes something about how he got the shot.

    8. Dilip Muralidaran 74 months ago | reply

      i love ur setup, very inspiring.

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    9. blaneyphoto. 74 months ago | reply

      Very interesting setup - looks like it provided good results!

    10. worldwide1 73 months ago | reply

      thanks for the set up...very helpful.

    11. Tomabcde 70 months ago | reply

      Nice setup. Thank you.

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