Strobist CTO exercise 1

See the assignment page for details.


Had some difficulties with this exercise. Since I was shooting indoors, it was impossible to use umbrella, because it scattered too much light to the background and prevented it turning to blue. So I had to go with bare strobes.


I used two strobes. One CTO gelled from the right of the camera and one ungelled gridded strobe to the background, which is a white wall.


Posing idea is from some cd case I saw somewhere.


  • Scott Wilton 7y

    Nice shot. I like the dramatic lighting and dark side against the light background. I tried it outside with no success.
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  • Ned Mansour 7y

    Love it. Very successful!
  • Diego 6y

    great use of light
  • Ian Ramsey 5y

    Very dramatic. Well done.
  • Sami Taipale 5y

    Thanks :-)
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Taken on June 24, 2008
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