Strange day. I was so excited for today to come. My original plans were to photograph a 2 week old baby boy! I had sketched out a few ideas ready and was really confident of ending with some cracking images! Unfortunately, as things happen, the shoot was canceled! So as I had gone through all my equipment and had it ready to rock, I decided that id turn my living room into a studio for the day! I knew I had some things to freshen in my mind and since i have now gained an extra flash, I thought that I should check out some new ways of lighting.
So I started out with an exposure of 1/200th f5 and iso 100 and by the end my exposure was 1/125 f8 iso100. My Nissin flash that i started out with in my softbox was on 3/4 power and my younguno flash that i had positioned behind, was on 1/125. As I went through the shoot I decided to give my umbrella a run out instead of my softbox. After a few shots I remembered a technique that I had seen Glyn Dewis use on his YouTube videos. I collapsed the umbrella so it would shoot a direct beam of light. Here is a crappy iPad shot, you can get the idea from here.
Editing wise was pretty straight forward. They are more or less SOOC. I did use a solid colour layer of a light yellow and then brought the opacity down to around 4%. Then i just lightened up a few areas and removed my bloody cold sore