This is an image from Friday night's "It's Christmas" shoot at my studio. This shows +Sarah Hobart opening a Christmas present. The effect was achieved by placing a speedlight in the box and firing it with a remote wireless trigger. No other light was used to create this image.

Although I was familiar with the technique it was +Richard Bradbury who suggested setting it up… so some of the credit has to go to him. There was a long debate between the photographers as to how much ambient light was required for the shot. I was keen to use just the light from the box, others added additional light to light the scene. And I even tried a couple of shot like that myself: See:

For the reset of the images from the evening please take a look here:
but please note that the last couple of shots in the album contain some topless nudity.

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