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Sam "Old Hollywood" grayscale IMG_3321Got together with Sam in my studio on Sunday to work on a variety of images. One of the things we wanted to try was another take on the “Old Hollywood” style glamour photo. Since this was a TFCD (Time for CD) shoot, we were interested in trying some ideas and experimenting with different looks.

One of the things I wanted to do was create a shot similar to the one I’d done the day before with Lisa, but this time instead of using studio strobes, pull off a similar effect with a shoe mount flash unit.

For this shot I used a Canon 40D with a 580exII mounted on it’s own light stand and fired via an ST-E2 controller. I used a Zoot Snoot (see my review at: to produce the spot light effect seen here. This $23 light modifier is a handy tool for when you want to restrict the spread of light from your flash. (Camera settings: ISO 200, 1/125th, f11, 35mm, flash placed off camera about 2 feet to the left of the camera, see next image for setup.)

Sam flash illustration IMG_3369

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