Making Of: Addiction
A simple setup was used for this show. It involves only one external flash and a simple reflective umbrella.
Why reflective and not a shoot trough?
With a shoot trough i would have better light on the subject's face but not on the smoke. I wanted stronger shadows to emphasize facial characteristics.
In other situations a "shoot trough" umbrella will fare better.
Lighting diagram:Gear used:
•Nikon D300 , Nikkor 28-70 mm F2.8 @ F7.1
•Nikon SB-600 at 1/16 reflected of silver umbrella
•Umbrella was half-open
•Triggered by Nikon CLSPost processing:
•Skin blur and tone
•Smoke was pushed +2 EVFinal Image:Link to Gallery location