I posted on my Facebook page about 6 weeks ago that I couldn’t wait to get releases back from the parents at a recent preschool gig because I was dying to show you the results of my first foray into clamshell lighting for little’uns. Well they’ve come back and so now I have something to show you! First, the pull-backs of my set-up:
Although I’d prefer to actually be using two lights, this is my set-up at the moment. This is a one light clamshell set-up. Note that the speedlite above isn’t necessarily the settings I used. I can’t remember at which point in the setting up that I took that photo.
Note: I changed my set-up slightly for each child because this was my first time experimenting with this lighting. So the pull-back above isn’t necessarily the exact position of the light in the images below. The concept is this…you point the one light down enough to light the face but also bounce off the reflectors to evenly light your subject.
- ISO 200
- SS 100
- WB auto