Speed Light Testing

Yesterday,  Mario and I went to the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus to work on speed light setups. It is not always easy to bring a strobe light with you, but if you have a speed light, it can be really useful in outdoor situations. Also, speed lights are a lot smaller and easier to carry around with your on location shooting. 

In this first set up, we used two speed lights—one at camera left about 45 degrees from the subject and the other camera right about 45 degrees from the subject. The power for the speed light camera left was at 1/4 at 35mm. The speed light camera right was 1/16 at 105mm.

Camera settings: ISO 100, shutter speed 1/200, f7.1 with a 50mm f1.4 lens. 

Since the sun was to my back, we wanted to create a rim light on Mario's back and hair with the second speed light camera right. Although it is not needed, we wanted to see how it would turn out. 

Here is another example of a shot with just 1 speed light camera right 45 degrees.

Camera Settings: 1/200, f2.8, ISO 100 50mm f1.4

We also did some shots with the sun to Mario's back. This was also a one light setup with the speed light camera right 45 degree angle.

Camera settings 1/125, f10, ISO 50 50mm f1.4

The rest of the time out on campus we shot some natural light shots. Here are a few from walking around campus.

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