It's Day 1 of my Six Days of Speedlite Shooting tips here on my blog.
Today's tip: Create Cool Rim Light.
Concept: Position the subject slightly in front of the soft box. Have the subject look straight ahead (in the
opposite direction in which the softbox is facing) so you get a
profile. Basically, you want the light coming from slightly in front of
and behind the subject. If that's confusion, simply see the above diagram.
For the cool image below, I simply combined two rim light shots, flipping the image on the left so it faces right.
In the shot below, I am positioning the model. For the end-result shots in this post, I shot directly toward the models' left side - the angle at which you are looking at the photograph.
You need to experiment with subject position and flash output to get the shot you want. I always shoot on E-TTL and vary the light output with my wireless transmitter, but you can control that in camera, too.
BTW: A softbox with a recessed front diffusion panel is a very important accessory for this technique. It allows you to control the light to a greater degree than an umbrella or an octodome.
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Explore the light,
This post sponsored by Westcott. Check 'em out for all your lighting needs.
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