Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shots From My PSW Canon Speedlite Shooting Session

Just a quick "thank you" to all the photographers at Photoshop World who attended my Canon Speedlite Shooting session. Here are a few shots from the shoot. The above image is a composite of two shots - they are not twins :-)

The idea above was to get a nice "rim" light around the subject's profile.

The shots were taken (on stage in a conference room packed with attendees) with one Canon Speedlite 580EX II (set on E-TTL) in a Westcott Apollo softbox with my Canon 7D or Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24-105mm IS lens.

I triggered the Speedites with my Canon ST-E2 when I was shooting with the 5D Mark II.

When I was shooting with the Canon 7D, I used the built-in flash to fire the Speedlites.

For info on the techniques, click here and here.

For basic tips on lighting, see my Light It! app (scroll down on my apps page.)

Explore the light,

P.S. The two behind-the-scenes shots directly below were taken by Juan Pons. Thanks Juan for taking the shots! And thanks to Rob Knight to being my voice-activated lighting stand in the second photo.

Shoot me an email if you would like to get on my list for flash lighting workshops.

The pano photo below was taken during the class by Andy from you, Andy. Good shot and good fun


Kathie Austin said...


Love the profile shot. Where was the light? Can you show a diagram?

Kathie Austin

Rick Sammon said...

Kathie - If you click on the links in the post, they will take to a page with an actual diagram :-)

Thank you for your kind words.


Ted said...

Love posts like this, so great to learn from. Thanks Rick

Anonymous said...

Hi Rick, what did you use to tilt down the Westcott Apollo softbox?

Excellent shots!