One of the shots taken while I was setting up the lights at today's AP portrait meet.

Lighting: Canon 580exII @ 1/4 power into brolly box, camera right.

Canon 580exII @ 1/8th power into silver brolly, camera left.

Both triggered by CyberSyncs. I added a separation/hair light after this.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th August 2009, This photo: 3:08pm


  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    clean n nice..
    Hello Allan..
  • David de Groot said:
    Really just a lighting test shot, but I liked the low-key feel to it. I'm sure Allan will disagree, but I have the advantage of being home before him ;-)
  • Jack High said:
    I like this, it's easy to look at and has a welcoming feel. Seems relaxed and natural.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jack. I added a hair light for subsequent shots which provided a bit more separation from the background, but didn't get to shoot Allan with that setup.
  • James Lagden said:
    Great setup Dave.
  • Garry' said:
    I only got to know Alan with a hat, so here I see what's underneath
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks James :) Pretty simple lighting setup, but it works well and is easy to reproduce.
    Ah yes, like me, he's frequently only seen in the wild with a black hat ;-)
  • darvidanoar said:
    This is a great photo .. it's sooo Alan. You've really captured him well.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks David. :)
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    well done,
    The lighting is just right for the side of his face, not too much shadow,,
    was wondering, what is an AP portrait meet up?
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Thanks David, it's not too bad a shot ;), but I'm sure glad that hair light wasn't used in this, you need to have hair for them to work otherwise the reflection is enough to put any metering out ;). Had a great time, and thanks for the help you provided.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, AP is the Australian Photography forum. I hang around there a fair bit too, and finally made it to a meet.
    hehehe of I'd have lit up what hair there is ;-)
  • Simple Monkey said:
    nice shoot