PhotoFlexin’ In Jersey
I’d don’t have a lot of expendable income. I’m a married guy with two kids, a wife and two dogs. To put money against one of my passions takes lot of soul searching.
Recently, though, I did make a purchase. It’s a small, lightweight softbox from PhotoFlex. It’s called the Photoflex LiteDome XS Softbox, a 12x16x9″ beauty. It’s small, easy to set up and quite portable.
Finally, this past weekend, I got the chance to give it a whirl. Called an old buddy of mine, The Man in The Fedora, to come over and provide some texture. So, using a corner of my living room, we tested it out.
On the 50D, I was in AV mode and set the ISO on the 50D to around 160. On the 430EX, I set it to Manuel mode at 1/8th power. To supply some back light for separation, just a basic table lamp set on the floor and bounced off the back wall.
Off-camera flash, especially using a softbox, is a new animal for me. I’ve done it some, but not enough to feel super comfortable. I’d like to figure out the intricacies of it all, and see how I can include it into my photography.
I was pretty happy with this initial outing. Three looks – warmed up, cool blue and B&W. Personally, I like what this little baby can do. More from this shoot to come…
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Unless otherwise noted, images captured with a Canon 50D, SanDisk digital film, finished with PS4 or PSE6 and Nik Software.