This portrait was lit with a Speedlight in an Orbis ring flash adapter. I used the PW system to expose using TTL. Orbis is the ring flash adapter that is not camera model specific. It is great for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax too.
I had to modify the Orbis by adding a Velcro lock for my Speedlights to avoid them accidentally dropping out of the bottom. Over the next few weeks I’ll be exploring a lot more with this budget ring flash option. I never got into Rayflash because I’d have to buy one for each camera and because I have the real deal from Broncolor. Not everyone can afford the Broncolor option so I’m demonstrating and using the Orbis on all my Speedlight Mastery workshops.
Sunshine on a rainy day. I used the Lastolite Ezybox hotshoe as a key light and a bare faced Speedlight as 'the sun'.
Here's the same riviting location only this time two bare faced Speedlights were used.
For this picture of Sarah I used a bare faced Speedlight on a stand with a cool 1/2 blue gel as a kicker. And I used a Speedlight into a silver umbrella on my Magic Arm as the keylight. We set the Speedlights to full power on Manual and shot at f/2.8.
Rivets and more rivets. Just one Lastolite 60cm Ezybox was used for this shot. I put a Honl full CTO gel on the Speedlight and Marko has added an HDR type effect in Lightroom. The blue was from the ambient daylight with the camera white balance set at 3400K.
I thought I'd get my newly converted Canon 5D IR camera out for a few frames. At first I thought it was miss focusing with a colomation error due to the fact that IR focuses at a different distance to visible light but the shots were spot on in Lightroom. An Ezybox and a bare faced Speedlight were used to key and kick Sarah in this shot. I held the camera over my head and shot blind to get the high viewpoint.
Heres another f/2.8 shot lit with a Speedlight from the left. I had rigged another Speedlight on the right but by the time I took this shot the batteries were stuffed in both units and recyling was taking ages. I think I'll investigate some Quantum Turbo battery packs for the Speedlights when I'm running workshops.
Please feel free to comment on these pictures or the techniques I’ve used.