An exotic model in a bridal dress; manual off-camera flash with a softbox; some Photoshop fairy dust … and there’s an image I really like.
Earlier today, a group of about 50 photographers, (along with 5 models), converged on the Meat-Packing District in New York – another of the photo shoot-out / get-togethers / super-fun events that Rob Nicholson arranged. I helped rotating groups of photographers, showing the essentials of using a single off-camera softbox with manual flash. The techniques included balancing the flash with ambient light, and also looking at the direction of light.
The settings used for this photo? Weeeell … they are less essential than the method. The way we got to the settings are more important than the specifics of it being an f3.5 aperture. If you’d like to figure it out .. here’s a recent post covering one of the approaches to this style of lighting.