London Strobist Meetup Group and my old school band reforming. I have a few things lined up for the blog, but they are time consuming to put together. So here is something quick and easy.
I was round at my mother's house the other day and just as I'm about to go home she says, she has a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes, and could I photograph them for her. Fortunately I carry my SLR and flash with me everywhere I go, so I was able to do a quickie shot for her.
The setup was very simple. I arranged the shoes on her leather sofa, aimed the flash at the white wall to create a fairly soft light. And to get a little light over to the opposite side I put up a piece of which card. In the set-up shot the bounce card is a little too far away, for the final shot, I moved it so it was just outside the frame.
With a little more time I could have finessed the light a bit, got some nice highlights on the leather but I literally had to shoot and go.