Well I needed to practice with my flash and lighting this weekend and I wanted to try blowing out a background with a color gel. So I got a few willing volunteers to hop in and play Pink, Green and Blue Rangers. This is one of the final shots.
Set up? Standard camera with short zoom. One constant florescent into and umbrella to the left of the picture in front of my son. One medium strength flash fun on manual set behind my son on a flash stand with a green gel. Remote trigger via a radio popper.
When it fires it gives me a pretty well blown out set of white double doors acting as a back drop. I could improve on the glow a little by adjusting the distance of my son from the door to create more separation and using s diffuser of some sort.
As it was I am happy to get the subject in focus and depth of field set properly so he remains the focal point of the photo.
I am pleased to report all three customers were happy with their final portraits!