Ninja Kara

Another from the shoot on Sunday. Kara really wanted to do something with a sword, but didn't know what, so we settled for this.

Three light setup for this one. One 580exII into a silver brolly camera right, model rear, for hair light/separation. One 580exII into a brolly box camera left as the main light, and one SB26 model left aimed at the black jumper for separation from the dark background.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 7th February 2010, This photo: 2:11pm


  • Rom├ín Emin said:
    Great portrait, beautiful reflections on the sword.
  • accesser said:
    Very cool looks like an ad for a TV show, Does the sword have any history we have one around the house that has been handed down for quite some time.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    'fraid not Jason. It's a replica, but they do make for good props.
  • looby88 said:
    I've often felt like doing something with a sword...... !!
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Great lighting there Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehehe And there should be no shortage of them over there, surely! ;-)
    Thanks Tim.
  • Out_and_About said:
    I wouldn't mess with Kara with one of those in her hands LOL
    Nice lighting and thanks for the explanation.
  • teejaybee said:
    Where's the yellow jumpsuit?!?!?!?! :D
  • David de Groot said:
    It's ok Michelle, the sword is as blunt as her wit ;-)
    Don't you start! That's what she wanted to wear, but we conveniently don't have one ;-)
  • Jon McManus said:
    Eek, a Ninja! Looks great, though. I love that little point of light on the edge of the sword...
  • David de Groot said:
    The little sparkle is an effect of the bare flash camera left used to illuminate the jumper a bit for separation. Worked out nicely in that respect.
  • Thea M said:
    My thoughts too. Uma Thurman, eat your heart out!