Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sweet f/16

In a sunny day you have the f/16 rule, meaning you get a decent exposure at f/16 with a shutter speed of 1/(your iso). With a 6 stops ND filter, and a f/2 lens, I am then at the comfort zone to play with the shutter speed and use flash outdoors. The following picture has a flash at camera right, using a big PLM at f/16, sun to the camera left. The face is light evenly between both, and the shallow depth of field gives a nice look.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dangerous couple

This pair are terrific and understand well each other. We were setting the flash (Elinchrom Quadra on a PLM at camera left) as rain started, but luckily the heavy cloud above us moved to the right, leaving room to the nice ambient light of the second picture.