Backlight is Nice Light

Here's another image from the Westcott NJ event. See post below for info on the event (and upcoming events), model, basic lighting set-up.

For this image, in addition to the main light (Canon 580 EX II) that was positioned on-camera and bounced into a reflector, we positioned a second camera flash (Canon 580 EX II) behind the subject for what's called "Hollywood Lighting."

Try this type of lighting, you'll like it. Experiment with reducing the flash output of the second flash so that you don't blow out all the hair highlights.

Seminar attendee Joseph Konrad took the original photograph (with my Canon 5D Mark II and 24-105mm lens). I enhanced the image a bit in Photoshop (Diffuse Glow filter) and with Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro. Get a discount on Nik Software by clicking here.

I used the Canon ST-E2 to fire both flashes remotely. For wireless flash photography, also try the PocketWizards.

Explore the light,

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