Ledesma Photography

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Posts from the “Strobist” Category

Strobist Portrait

Posted on November 22, 2012

  My 24″ softbox arrived and I just had to set it and shoot some frames. Let me deconstruct this shot right quick. I used a Nikon speedlight about 45 degrees to the left about 6 feet high. In the meantime, Isabel was jumping rope on the front sidewalk and the only ambient light was coming from a light post 10-15 feet behind us. I decided to cut out the ambient light by going to my max sync speed on my Nikon dslr and just letting the speedlight light her. The shot works in color but I liked the bw conversion better(turned down saturation all the way to the left in Lightroom). Like Zack Arias says “god created speedlights to be used off camera,”…