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1 Second DIY Softbox: A White Door.

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Taylor is a model and friend I’ll be working with soon in the studio!

A nicely featured face, don’t you think? This is a lighting test to see from what direction light looks best for her. Every face is different. You can’t light everyone the same way.


1/60 sec, f/5, ISO 250 Nikon D90, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC, Bare SB-900 on-camera flash.

On-Camera Flash!? What? How?!

Bouncing the flash into a white door to my right (3 ft away) and shielding any direct flash with my hand emulated a sort of strip softbox look.
Remember that once you bounce your flash, the source of light is no longer the flash gun, but whatever you bounce it off of. In this case, a long and large white door.

Larger source = Softer light

Looking forward to our actual session!

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