Split personality? No

But split lighting? Yes. This is an example – made just now during a flash workshop – of split lighting.

Split lighting means you light half the face, and the other half is not lit. Simpl.

To make this picture:

  1. Set your camera to 100 ISO, 1/125th sec, f/8. This will make the room dark.
  2. Put a flash in the side.
  3. Put a Honl Photo 1/4″ grid on the flash’s SpeedStrap. This stops the light from reaching the wall and other areas.
  4. There you go!

You can meter manually or using TTL. I used manual and Pocketwizards, but TTL is fine too (as long as you disable the on camera flash except for commands).

Tomorrow, another flash workshop. I am pumped! But Shiva is less than interested:


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