Today I put the gridded standard reflector onto my Simock E300 studio strobe. Then I set it to its lowest power output of 1/32nd and moved it up right under the ceiling. I sat myself onto the floor and took a picture. Then I added the Yongnuo YN-460II compact flash at its lowest setting of 1/64th through a 24″ (60cm) square softbox in my back and took another one. Here they are, first with
And then with both:
I changed very little during post processing, except of course desaturating them to black & white and a slight tweaking of the luminance curve. The camera was the Olympus E-520 DSLR with the 50mm macro lens wide open at f=2. I used a slightly longer exposure than usual with 1/40th of a second, but the ambient light was still almost 5 stops under (that means: practically invisible here). The goal was to achieve some kind of dramatic or cinematic look without completely losing the room. You decide…
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