Hi, just wanted to share with you a nice lighting setup I found on the web. This one interested me a lot, not only there is a funny bath plastic duck my 2 years girl plays while having a bath, but also because it used a diy small softbox from a shoe box, that I made some years ago and was one of my first posts on this site…`-)
Anyhow as I contacted Lance Oliver the photographer, I found out that he is also the owner of a very cool lighting diagrams creator site (SyLights) who has a growing photographers community, so thumbs up for Lance.
This setup is pretty easy, all you need is two lighting sources (although I think just one will do a good job too) build a shoebox softbox and some kind of a bowl or other water container to hold the duck in it.
Setup settings go like this:
- White paper as a background to the setup.
- One main light – in this setup Lance used the very popular strobist flash, the Nikon SB28, zoomed 24mm wide and set to 1/32th full power. Of course shoot through a small shoebox softbox.
- Second light – another SB28 to light the background into a very nice white.
- Camera settings – using Canon 550D, 1/200th sec , ISO 100, f/5, Focal length 37mm.
This is how the setup actually looks:
This is what I call easy and fun!!!
You guys are welcomed to comment here and attach your images of such setups. PLS pay a visit to Lance’s site SYLIGHTS.com