Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sammon's Speedlite Sessions in Oldsmar, Florida

© Rick Sammon. Canon 5D Mark II. Two Canon 580 EX II Speedlites. Honl grids and gels
Day II one of my workshop at the Dave Cross Studio in Oldsmar, Florida was a blast! I had eight students learning the benefits of shooting with speedlites - which I teach on all my workshops.

I illustrated how to created dramatic lighting with speedlites. Above is one end-result photograph; below is a behind the scenes shot of the same scene.

© Kathy Porupski
Above: For my shot, I used two Canon 580 EX speedlites. 

Right speedlite: a Honl grid was placed over the flash head to create direct lighting - and a cool shadow.

Left speedlite: a Honl grid and Honl grid was placed over the flash head to direct and to add color to the light. A small piece of cardboard with cut-out slits was held in front of the flash head to create the dramatic lines of light.

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© Rick Sammon. Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm IS lens. Canon 580 EX II. Honl gel.
Above: I also illustrated the impact of a silhouette.

Above: One speedlite placed directly behind the subject and aimed at the white background was used to create the dramatic silhouette.

Below: While I was demonstrating a posting technique, workshop participant Tom Spatig snapped the shot. Thank you Tom for the fun shot.

I hope to see you on one of my workshops - having fun in #1.

For now, if you'd like to learn more about lighting, and photography in general, check out my apps.

© Tom Spatig


Jason L. Eldridge said...

Love the simple light mod!!!

Ken Toney said...

Rick, on the silloette of yourself did you gel that or change WB in RAW?