multiple speedlite portrait setup using Rogue Flashbenders
The PDN Photo Plus Expo in New York took place last week. As always, it’s it’s always a bit of a head-rush walking around, overwhelmed by all the photography goodies and people. Of course, you’ll inevitably bump into old friends and catch up a bit. One of them, is Michael Corsentino who I met during the After Dark photo conventions. (Sadly, the After Dark events have been put on indefinite hold.)
Not only is Michael Corsentino a pre-eminent wedding photographer in San Francisco, but has also written a book – the Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide (Amazon). If you like his style, follow him on Twitter @corsentino
When I randomly saw this photograph later on on his FB feed, my reaction was … damn!
He had photographed Anelisa at the Rogue Flashbenders stand for a demo. So I was curious about the exact lighting setup, and asked him if I could repost it here, along with an explanation and the lighting diagram …
The set up with the 4 Speedlights positioned and modified as follows:
- Key-light placed camera right with a large Rogue Flash Bender (B&H), and Rogue Diffusion Panel (B&H),
- camera left rim light – Speedlight with a Rogue 45º grid spot (B&H),
- background light placed camera right also with a Rogue 45º grid spot (B&H), to create a nice glow on the background,
- camera left and behind the subject is a Rogue Flash bender (B&H) bent into a snoot shape and aimed at the top of her head to provide a highlight and additional separation form the background.