Softlighter and Speedlights

Some outdoor test shots in bright daylight (2pm mid-July) with my new 60″ Softlighter (basically an umbrella with a cover to emulate a softbox look) and three Speedlights: one SB-900 and two SB-600s. Featuring the mannequin I acquired a few years ago for practice (Manny). Even though I used no radio/remotes to activate the Speedlights, they still read the master flash (the D700’s on-camera pop-up flash) through the cover (though line of site of each Speedlight’s sensors was still a factor, although the light bouncing around inside the cover seemed to help). Big benefit of using Speedlights for this and not a strobe is high-speed sync; the final shot was taken at 1/4000th of a second at f2.8; great for depth of field (though not able to max out the look in these tests).

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