Window light + Metal Halide Lamp = Sweet

Here is another image from my shoot for a company publishing personal books. I wanted to use the nice natural light coming through the window. The problem was it wasn’t giving me enough punch, so I added 1 Cameron Digital Imager Metal Hilide 800 lamp with an 18×18 inch softbox. It has a 5200K bulb in it so it worked great mixed in with the daylight (The final image is edited warm for a cozy feeling) The beauty of a lamp like this which is a continues light is “that what you see is what you get” which is missing with flash photography. I use this lamp sometimes also just to make the window light broader, to wrap around a person. I got this lamp from a Canadian company called Booth Photographic Ltd. here is a link to the lamp and company. Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III with a 70-200mm f 2.8. Shot at 400 ISO, f.5.0 and 1/125 sec at 110mm.

PS. New dates for local Photographing People Classes posted.

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