Portrait of Ann

Ann has been asked to supply an up to date photo of herself for a the C3 website. So today I got the chance to try out an interesting portrait technique.

Normally you would need a photographers assistant when using this trick but as my assistant was the subject I had to use a tripod and timer so I could be both photographer and assistant.

Here’s the trick. Put your flash gun on a hot-shoe cable and get your assistant to hold it in one hand pointing at the subject. In the other hand the assistant holds a reflector/diffuser (set up as a diffuser) between the flash and the subject. The flash is then defussed in a very similar way to a soft box. Giving a very flattering lighting effect with the absolute minimum of shadows.

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