How We Shot It: Sony A99 Portrait Shot with 3 Speedlights
Background and Vision
Hey guys, while I’m at Sony’s Media Excursion shooting with the new and amazing Sony A99 and Sony’s other new cameras, I thought I show you a quick studio set up that I did for one of the photoshoots that we did.
How We Shot It
We had very little time with each models, so I only used three Sony HVLF60M speedlights for this image.
I’m used to shooting with studio strobes, so lighting with just speedlights presented a unique challenge for me. In order to make the light from the speedlights look broader, I knew that I had to bounce them. So I had an “X” setup, with the two speedlights behind her and two silver pop-up reflectors in front of her forming an X. The softer, yet still punchy lights bouncing from the reflectors acted as fill lights.
The key light was my on-camera flash pointing straight up to the ceiling. This was also the wireless TTL trigger for the other Sony speedlights.
The only retouching that I did was using the Standard Import preset from the SLR Lounge’s Lightroom 4 Preset System, brightened up her eyes with the local adjustment brush, and a +.20 on exposure.
You can click the links below to see the full-resolution before and after photos to see how well the Sony A99 performs in shooting with flash.