Wedding photos made AWESOME with MagMod!
The idea is to light each of them with my MagBox 24" Octa individually and composite all 7 images back into the same, final image. This gives me the ability to get really close to each person and have the ability to shape the light hitting them in a way that wouldn’t be possible if I were to light them from afar.
BTS view of making a composite image
I used the MagBox 24" Octa with and the fabric diffuser, with a speedlight at 1/32 power to get nice, soft light on them.
(You could use something like the MagSphere and Grid as well to get more controlled light, with a slightly different look!)
FINAL RESULTING IMAGE
- You DO NOT need a tripod! This wasn’t shot with a tripod. When you bring the images into photoshop, you can use the align layers tool and photoshop will act as a digital tripod and align the images for you!
- Make sure you try and light everyone from the same side to show some consistency in your light! You want it to look like it was taken by a large light source, and lighting from the same side is the easiest way to do this!
For this next image, I used High Speed Sync (aka: HSS) and my MagBox in order to erase the distractions from my backgrounds. I enjoy using this technique when I don’t have much space, or beautiful backgrounds to work with!
Less than ideal backgrounds vanish with a little creativity and MagMod!
The idea behind HSS is to give you the ability to override the shutter sync speed limitation when using off camera flash. When using Off-Camera Flash, your shutter speed is the most direct control of your ambient light. With HSS enabled, I can bring my shutter speed up to 1/8000 and get rid of that messy background you see in above the BTS shot!
Since the shoes were sitting on a mirror, I placed my MagBox with the Fabric Diffuser directly on top of the shoes in order to create a nice reflection from the mirror:
f/1.6 1/8000 sec. ISO 64