© Rick Sammon
It's Day 1 of my Six Days of Speedlite Shooting tips.
Today's tip: Create Cool Rim Light.
Concept: Position the subject slightly in front of a softbox, as illustrated above. Photograph the subject looking 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.
In the shot above, I am positioning the model. For the end-result shot, I was positioned to the model's left side.
You need to experiment with subject position and flash output to get the shot you want.
BTW: A softbox is a very important accessory. It allows you to control the light to a greater degree than an umbrella or an octodome. More on that in future posts.
Note: The Canon ST-E2 is designed for indoor, line of sight use - although it's worked for me even when speedlites are "hidden" in a soft box. Another option for wireless flash photography are
. You need both a transmitter and receiver.
For more detailed lighting tips,