When I started experimenting with off camera flash I ordered a cheap light stand, flash bracket and shoot through umbrella. They finally arrived, and let me tell you having an actual light stand to put your flash on rather than balancing it on whatever happens to be handy is a heck of a difference! Being able to shoot through an umbrella that’s attached to the flash rather than having to hold or prop up a diffusing panel in front of it is even better!
While I sat at my desk finishing up some work and considering what I should shoot tonight, I reached for a pretzel and was met with what basically turned into today’s subject. The actual image was shot with a flash through the umbrella, a bit of a bounce off of the background, and a white bounce card. I’m really happy with the rim light I was able to get along the edge of the Coke glass.
I like the image as is, but was playing around a bit in Lightroom and converted it to a sepia toned black and white. I’m not sure, but I think I like this version better. What do you think?