… as in Tarzan and Jane.
My actress friend Hallie was in town from LA for the holidays and asked if we could do a shoot. I wanted to use the shoot as an opportunity to try a few different (for me) lighting techniques, in this case, using the late afternoon sun as the key light.
Model: Hallie (MM# 1041065)
Strobist Info: As mentioned above, I used the late afternoon sun as my key light. It was filtering through a few distant trees (we were shooting on a hill), which made for some nice dappled light. To separate her hair from the background, I setup a bare 430 EX II on a stand to camera left and behind the model and aimed it at the back of her head. It was zoomed to 105mm (tight). You can see the effect of that light on Hallie's neck and hair. To bring up the exposure of her dress and lighten the shadows under her chin, I setup another 430 EX II camera right. It too was zoomed to 105mm. I wanted a lot of blur in the backgound, so I was shooting at f/2.8. That f-stop in combination with the sun, required a shutter spead of 1/1250 of a second, the user of high-speed sync on theh flashes, and the flashes set at or near full power.