This is setup #2 that I tried. I am on my way up.
First of all conditions were not ideal but I am working with the subjects that I have and respecting their schedule. I may try another location with them someday.
The biggest issue with this setup was that at 1/250th of a second I could not get rid of all the natural light. Looking back I should have used a smaller aperture to try to get rid of more of the natural light.
This was the setup. I used a home made light pole with a cactus trigger and the 580EX II. I had intended to have the flash setup much farther away but the light was not powerful enough so it was much closer. If I would have been thinking I would have removed the cactus trigger and used the build in wireless control on my 7D. I think that the on camera flash would have been powerful enough to reflect off the garage and triggered the 580EXII.
I tried to gel the flash but that did not work very well. A was very distraught about the red color. Just kidding he had no idea. See below
This is the spot of the garage that I used and a sample exposure.
This is one of the final images. I had a lot of fun jumping with the kids and trying something new.
I still need some help in putting together presentation pictures but I thought I would give it a try.
- Do this closer to dark so the ambient light can be removed
- Modify the cactus receiver so I can use AAA batteries and not the more expensive camera batteries. The receiver died at the end so I got lucky there.
- Get exposure correct in the camera. Photoshop was tough.