Tulip portrait

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D2x + SB800 as master + 3 SB600's with softboxes.
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Charles,
That's really pretty. I just love tulips...you've got a very graceful capture there! well done!
 
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Charles,

My only comment is that it's a great shot. 8)

I'm still a little confused about how to get such a dark background. Is it totally from using the flashes as the only light source (if so, how do you focus??), or did you actually have a dark backdrop?

Thanks,
 
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Frank,

There are two things here that combined create the black background. The background is actually a muted grey muslin background I use for some portrait work. The key is flash sync or shutter speed.

For these I shoot in manual mode. Shutter set at 250 and apeture at f16. Shutter speed determines the amount of ambient light while apeture controls flash.


Hope that helps.
 

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