Had a photoshoot with Felicia, Kelly & Friend at Bukit Jalil sometime back. Here's the photos
#1 - Felicia
#2 - Kelly
#3 - Kamarul (thanks to Rae)
Here's some photo with my cheap umbrella i mod. I can say i'm pretty happy with the result
I found a cheap translucent at Ikea recently that looks very similar to the umbrella i have which is 'design for photography'. However, this one cost only U$4 while my 'design for photography' one costed U$18. With some mod which took me less than an hour, I have manage to transform it to be used on tripod.
#1 - Top is my U$18 'design for photography' umbrella. And below is the cheap U$4 umbrella
#2 - The size are similar, but you can see the left 'design for photography' has a more shinny surface
#3 - The mod were simple, cut the top and enforce the bottom
#4 - I enforce the bottom by using a B4 pencil. The bottom shaft is starting to get out of shape after first mounted on the tripod
#5 - Well the most important is the result. The cheap umbrella allows more light. That said, it produced a more harsh shadow. However, given 1/4 the price, I won't complain on that. I would conclude that I'm pretty happy with the result.
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#6 - A comparison without umbrella with bare flash. Harsh shadow and colour abit washed out. I suppose I need to tune down 2-3 steps, which I didn't
I miss my Canon G9 so much. I shot these once I got it back.
#2 - trying out low key
will be posting the setup later :)
Here's the setup
The shot was taken in my bathroom as water is easily available. An old aquarium was used. 1x 580 EX II bare flash @ 1/4 power on the left at the aquarium. eBay remote trigger was used.
I have used the back of my diffuser (the black side) as background as it's resistant to water when it spilled. And finally a diffuser on the right.
The fruits were dropped on the middle slightly to the right. Reason being is because diffuse light is not as powerful as straight flash (left). So the left side is pretty much lighted, only the right side which need some attention.
And the result is at my previous post :) Hopefully this is useful for all.