Anyway, I think it was my previous post where I talked about using a speedlite/flashgun as a studio light. Well I took the plunge and decided that I needed a second light set up and a light meter to help me out. Whilst I didn't hate the photos I took I felt that I could get more consistent results with two lights. Luckily this was something I had always planned to do, so when I originally bought the remote triggers for the speedlites I bought one that could trigger two lights. This did bring the cost down when buying the second light, stand and diffuser.
As I had an old school friend visiting this weekend, I used the opportunity to get some snaps and here are some of the results.
First of all we went for some standing shots:
Whilst I wasn't too upset with the lighting, I did feel they felt a little awkward. My beautiful model Beth did make the suggestion of leaning on something, which I felt the results were much better (if a little corporate at times)
And then we moved to sitting and lying on the floor. This is definitely my nemesis as I really can't figure out the lighting
And finally I have a few arty shots.
I definitely think I am getting the hang of using lighting for portraits and did learn that I need to experiment with poses and what works best with which body shape. I guess I have to rope more friends into modelling for me ;-)