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Taken with a Nikon D3s, 85mm f/1.8 prime, and Four Sb-900s.

The first is in a softbox overhead of the hand. (Set to manual, around 1/2 power with minor adjustments made during the whole process.)

The next is in a mini-softbox to camera right at about a 45 degree angle. (Set to manual, around 1/2 power with minor adjustments made during the whole process.)

The third is on the floor directly behind the hand (Set to manual, around 1/2 power with minor adjustments made during the whole process.)

The fourth acted as the commander.

Shutter speed: 1/250th
f/13
ISO: 500

It took a while for me to figure it out, but in order to make this shot work you have to keep TTL out of the equation that way it saved me the minuscule amount of time where the bubble would completely disappear.. I did this by switching to manual, then it was all about patience.

Tags

off camera flash, nikon, sb900, sb 900, o f c, bubble, stop, time, black, burst, jerichow

Comments

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on feature in Nikon fun group 7/7/2012

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    This is beautiful !

  • rhian mountjoy
    rhian mountjoyabout 2 years ago

  • Miles Moody
    Miles Moodyabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully lit and wonderfully dynamic, Kyle! Excellently detailed as well :-)

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 2 years ago

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterabout 2 years ago

    Lovely – the lighting is gorgeous – and I love the subject :)

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 2 years ago

    Excellent timing and light. Congratulations on your features.

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