I love seeing shots from contributors. This one is by Adam Cooper, RBP, FBCA. This is a location portrait shoot. I asked him to explain his settings, and this is what he shared with me:
I used the Nikon D3s, with the 70-200mm f2.8 lens, set at about 180mm. Using the Pocket Wizard TTL, I set the camera to Manual mode and shot this at 1/60 sec at f/11. The subject was about 5-6 feet away from that background. I also used the expodisc color disc to set the color balance. Flash is TTL-BL mode. The exposure was dead on. The color was very close to perfect. The light was soft and directional at the same time. Also, the background was lit by the same light. ONE light only! White ceiling.
Thanks for sharing Adam – especially the fact that this is a single light setup. I shared a new tip with Adam, that our dome is a great device for taking your sample photo for custom white balance. (click here to see)