One light high-key

February 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Here's a simple little trick to achieve a portable high-key style with just the camera, a speedlight and a reflector: find a white wall and put your subject a few feet from it, place your speedlight between them and the wall, aimed at the wall at about their shoulder height, cut a hole in the centre of silver reflector and shoot through it, get close and shoot as open as you can. With the right flash output, you should get enough juice to blow the background and bounce back from the wall into the reflector and onto the subject for proper exposure - no stands, tripods, modifiers necessary. Shooting myself here, I had to compromise on distance and aperture to achieve sharpness, so results are so-so.

 


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