As winter drags on and I wanted to explore still life photography a bit more, I bought some tulips the other day and set up my flash unit as I had done before. I had some trouble figuring out the correct exposure as a small flower against a dark background is easily over exposed but I found a cheap Sekonic Flashmate L-308S which worked wonders.
See the schematic of the lighting I used below:
Thanks to Kevin Kertz for his Lighting Setup PSD file.
This is the gear I used:
|Lens:||Pentax 645 A 150mm f/3.5 with Pentax Auto Extension Tube-A #1 (14mm)|
|Flash:||Pentax AF-360FGZ with a shoot-through umbrella but used inversed|
|Reflector:||Expro RF-154 (using the white side)|
|Film:||ADOX CHS 100 ART exposed at EI 200.|
These are the still lifes I took over a period of a week: