Just a quick post today. On Halloween my girlfriend carved a cute pumpkin and I thought it would be fitting to take a fun photo of it.
I had already setup a lighting rig to take photos of her carving the pumpkin like a time lapse. Basically I had a shoot thru umbrella with an SB-900 in it to camera left at +1 TTL and another SB-900 on camera bouncing off the ceiling at +0 TTL. I had the ambient turned down a lot because I hadn’t bothered to gel the flashes and I wanted to lessen the yellow from the room lights.
Once the pumpkin was done, I wanted to take a photo of it too. I decided he needed light inside so I grabbed a SB-600, doubled CTO’d it and had my girlfriend hold it just inside his head. That got a cool enough image so I took it into photoshop, cut him out and dropped him onto a fake studio background and added some blue glow around him. I think the result was quite cool.
FYI the bowl was to help him keep his balance as he was tall and prone to wobbling over!