Those who have been looking for a model who:
- Can show up in the middle of nowhere
- Work late evenings
- Do not mind getting a flash placed about 3 cm from the eyes
- Who can be placed on a tray
- Works for free
Will know they can be hard to find. One in pretty good shape 1 was found in our house some days ago. So I decided to give it a shot or more.
First I put it on a white plate but when I saw the reflections in the plate I got the idea to put it on a stainless tray instead. The light sources was: Ambient light (through windows and a lamp in the room), a torch, and external P-TTL flash in wireless mode. I used a 100 mm macro lens and the camera in manual mode on 30s, f/32, iso 100. This gave an under exposure of about two steps that the flash had to compensate for. I also used some paper 2 to make the light softer.
A first sample where I had the flash from the right and some papers to reflect the light in (but no paper between the flash and fly).
The flash light became a bit too hard on the fly so I put the flash outside the paper instead.
Now I got a softer light.
The torch I used to add some extra light from the upper left side during the 30 seconds exposure. It was placed outside the paper all the time.
Maybe I treated my model too bade anyway since it tried to find some help.
(Swedish->English: Hjälp->Help, Avbryt->Abort, Upprepa->Repeat)
Finally the model found the right way out.
So now I will have to look around for a new model