Part 2 of today’s POTD. As mentioned, I want to work with getting more comfortable with flash (pocket strobes). Still playing with on camera flash – but bouncing off a reflector. This is my favorite coffee mug, the 70-200mm mug. However, the mug design is a little top heavy (narrow bottom) and during a client presentation for a my ‘day job’- I knocked over a completely full cup of coffee. Embarrassing, but I digress! 🙂 By bouncing the reflector, the shadows add dimension and depth vs. straight on ‘flat lighting’. I took several images just to see the various differences. I didn’t match to ambient light – I wanted the mug to be highlighted (more dramatic lighting). Anyway, I still have a lot to steep into this brain of mine, but I’m kind of happy with this shot, even in it’s simplicity and lack lustre composition (at best). I like the quality of light, and that was the main objective of tonight’s exercise.
5D3, 50mm f/1.2L @ f/5.6, 1/30″, ISO 100 + 600ex-rt on camera bounced into reflector with mag mod grid.