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Today's tip: Create Cool Rim Light.
Concept: Position the subject slightly in front of a softbox, as illustrated above. Photograph the subject looking straight ahead (in the opposite direction in which the softbox is facing) so you get a profile. Basically, you want the light coming from slightly in front of and behind the subject.
In the shot above, I am positioning the model. For the end-result shot, I was positioned to the model's left side.
You need to experiment with subject position and flash output to get the shot you want.
BTW: A softbox is a very important accessory. It allows you to control the light to a greater degree than an umbrella or an octodome. More on that in future posts.
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 24-105mm IS Lens
Westcott Apollo Softbox
Tether Tools Table
Tether Tools Cable
Note: The Canon ST-E2 is designed for indoor, line of sight use - although it's worked for me even when speedlites are "hidden" in a soft box. Another option for wireless flash photography are Pocket Wizards. You need both a transmitter and receiver.
For more detailed lighting tips, see my apps.
For hand-on learning, check out my workshops.
Explore the light,
P.S. Here is a link to a post on Plug-ins for Portraits. Check it out.