It was a warm-ish day today, so I went and took some car photos.
Since the sun was out, it is no surprise that I found available light a little boring:
So.. I added a flash, on a light stand. But as you will have guessed one flash was, of course, not enough to light a big subject like a car…:
…so I added two flashes. Left flash: half power manual 600EX, aimed direct at the car starboard side (zoom=50mm). Right flash: half power manual 430EX, aimed direct at the car front (zoom=50mm).
And that gave me this photo:
Desaturated slightly; otherwise this is the way I shot it.
But… say what—Two light stands? Fired by pocketwizards? Isn’t that complicated?
Yes, yes, and no, respectively. It is not complicated. And the results, as you see, get you immediately beyond the “snapshot”. And that is satisfying.
Michael teaches flash and other photography subjects; at Sheridan College and privately; and at his own school. If you want to know more, come to one of my regular courses (see www.cameraworkshops.ca).