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    March 20th, 2010

    Finally got my Strobe on

    Illuminated cat

    It took longer than I’d planned, but I’m now fully set up for some off-camera lighting adventures.

    Some AlienBee triggers (the CST and CSRB, if you’re interested) and one of the Starving Student kits from Midwest Photo Exchange saw me right, and while I’m definitely a newbie at this, it turns out that some of what I’d already read made sense when I started to practice yesterday.

    My aim (at least at first) with the strobism is to use it to make it look like I haven’t really used artificial light – a simple one light set up, working to support natural light.

    My daughter Fionnuala was happy to help out as a model (so long as she got to take some pictures too). And I found another willing model – our loco cat Colin Feral.

    Both of these shots have natural light coming from one side, balanced with the flash (through an umbrella) on the other side.

    Strobist experiment

    I can definitely see how this will be useful in some of the more challenging interior locations I find myself in (and outdoors, too I’m sure).


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