...Using flash, a Nikon 24-70mm lens and some Yongnuo 622n Triggers.
Here's the reflected brolly shot. I do understand that much of this is meaningless without the ISO, aperture, f-stop etc but I show these purely to advise on the quality of light, rather than the tech specs...
|This is the shoot through brolly shot - notice that the light is a bit harder than above.|
|This is the eBay Beauty Dish - look at that harsh shadow.|
|And on to the silver reflector velcroed on to the flash gun. Easily the lightest, most portable modifier.|
|Back to the shoot through brolly for the next few...|
|My first ever Hairy Dog photoshoot utilised this stump, so it's a special place, cheers Terry and Benson, R.I.P.|
|At this point, a friendly chap showed up with two Chow-Chows. My lights were already set up and he was pleased to have a few photos taken of mother and daughter.|
|Sadly, these Chow-Chows seemed incapable of keeping their eyes open for more than five seconds :-D|
|This is what I do. Fine art pet photography in the north east. Thoughtful dog.|
Do feel free to visit the site, leave a comment or just hold some of this info / these images in your head for a few hours. When I set out this afternoon, I already knew that a big flash reflected off a big brolly would give the softest light. I knew what settings on the camera would give a dark background, I knew what settings would allow the ambient light to permeate. But it's always worth a quick round of experimentation, especially with new kit. Every day's a school day :-D