A reflection of Siegrid
The light here was a bit tricky. The location of choice is the entrance of one large room, connected to the building by a bridge. We just needed to get in the way of everybody, even in the way of my own lights…
I wanted a backlight to play with reflections on the shiny door, but there was no space for a light stand behind the door. It would have been into the frame. Luckily, I carry a couple of super clamps with me all the time. I attached a super clamp to the hand rail of the bridge and a magic arm to it as it allows for easy positioning of the box.
There’s a big Ezybox 80 with a 580EXII outside the door, at about 45o behind the model. It provides the main light and the specular white reflection on the black door. Wanting to get a reflection of the model, I explored several angles to get to this rendering.
There’s some fill light from a second Ezybox 60 to the side, almost parallel to the door and there’s a reflector in front, opposite to the big softbox behind, to throw some of the backlight back towards the model.
Pocket Wizard’s TT1/TT5 where instrumental in this shot as the backlight was behind a wall, from the point of view of the camera. It would have been impossible (or very hard) to trigger with the E-TTL IR triggering.