A peek behind the scenes ... home studio
Anyway ... it's a little cramped, but here it is ...
The 750W backsplash holds "gels" for coloring the stone (gray) backdrop. I am so surprised at how nicely this works ... and reduces the need to change the backdrop. I do have white, black and patchwork-midnight blue backdrops, for those unusual shots you run into.
The hairlight has a grid on it, to control the illumination of the head. These come in a variety of sizes, to expand the angle of coverage.
The "soft boxes" limit the spread of light, unlike the reflector umbrellas, and keep the twin 750Ws from washing out the backdrop.
At this point, you just walk your subject in ... have them offer up whatever expession they want and push the shutter release.
Everything is synchronized with the Pocket-Wizard Plus II. The "transmitter" is plugged into the A700's pc-sync port. The "receiver" one is on the hairlight. When the "hairlight" goes off, the other three strobes (through built in cell-detectors) trigger, simultaneously. Unfortunately, using these strobes in this way will allow them to trigger with other flashes going off (pre-trigger flash included).
Before, when I had the Canon DSLR system, I was trying to make do with Reflectors and using the elex flash as the "hairlight". Triggered by the ST-E2, mounted atop the EOS 20D ... it had to be optically in-line with the remote flash (580EX). That's kind of a tall order, when you subject it sitting right in front of darn thing. The "hairlight" has to originate usually from behind. Oh, you can try to pound out some stuff, but once you have the "proper" equipment, it really is a hell of a lot easier ... and faster. Comes down to the "Right tool for the right job." :rolleyes: