Experimenting with back lighting, I set up three of these hurricanes with lit candles in them. I used my softbox as the back light / background. I like the cascading effect of the hurricanes due to their increasing distance from the camera.
Sometimes it is tough to find time to get out and take pictures during the work week. Tonight we also had a meeting at church, so my photo time was limited. I decided it was time to get out my Nikon SB 800 strobe and reflector and practice my lighting technique. I used my SB 800 in a soft box high and to the right of, “Woody”, and placed a white reflector directly to his left to fill in the shadows. I used a faster shutter speed, 1/250th at f 5.6, to darken the background area so it would not create a distraction and keep all attention on Woody; he’s such a happy and friendly model. The wood grain of the table blends nicely with Woody’s “skin” tone and the dark background really helps him stand out. Thanks for being such a cooperative model Woody.