At the Mono “Creative Light” workshop, we do different portfolio shots every time.
So imagine our delighted on Sunday when a student turned up in a Hummer. This was immediately put to use by model Tara:
That was lit how?
This is how: with a softbox, to our left. And a small speedlight to our left aimed straight at the car – with a blue Honl gel. Both were fired using pocketwizards (the speedlite using a Flashzebra cable). Metered using a light meter, of course.
Here is an alternate take:
That was taken just a few minutes before. Can you see how every minute counts when shooting in beautiful late day light?
Okay, one more. Just to show that lens flare – which should normally be avoided – can sometimes be OK:
You avoid flare by:
- Using a lens hood
- Shielding the lens with your hand
- Avoiding lens filters
- Pointing slightly away from the light source