Here is a fun little trick that photographer Andrew Tihi (facebook) sent us. If you are looking for a pure white backdrop, why not walk down the street till you stumble upon a bus stop. The light coming from the illuminated sign is (almost) perfect for a quick portrait.
The secret is over exposing the sign, until it turns 100% white. In this case it was ISO1600@f/4 and 1/50.
Sadly, such a high ISO will have the dace quite dark. This is where Andrew added a Godox ving 850 II inside a 60cm softbox (there is a bowens adapter that makes them work together).
That added light is was just the missing piece for this headshot.
- Camera: Canon 6d
- Lens: tamron 24-70 VC
- Exposure: ISO1600 – f/4 – 1/50
- Lighting: fluorescent light from the back, Godox ving 850 II in a 60x60cm softbox for key
Here is a little clip that should help you see what goes where
So the next time you are walking past a bus station, remember that it can be your next pop-up studio.
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