Chris and Port. Further Work With Speedlights.
by John Downey
We had the pleasure of getting to know new friends this week. Previous to our visit, Chris, also an avid photographer, and I knew we’d be talking tech, so I decided to lug my gear. Before inclement weather hit North Carolina (Spring snow!), I broke out two 580EX strobes, a Lastolite 30″ collapsable softbox and 60″ diffuser. The softbox was camera left and diffuser, with a second speedlight through it, camera right. I reduced output of both lights after establishing ambient exposure and lowered the right-side speedlight for fill, leaving the softbox as the main light (square catchlight in the eyes). This is a small crop of a larger family shot that I really liked.