Many of my stock photos are taken inside. Since I don’t have a fancy studio I use our living room as studio most of the time. This situation can only be sustained if you can build up and break down quiet easily your set. For this reason I’m using off camera speedlights. I’m using my pop-up flash to trigger my SB700 and Yongnou 560II. Together with some stands with swivels, umbrella’s and a reflector you have a complete set. Up till today I was mainly using a shoot through or a bouncing umbrella but for shooting objects on a black background this can be challenging as there is always a lot of spill light.
Today I received my new octabox which is as easy to transport and set up as an umbrella. I ordered the Phottix Easy-up octabox pliable 110cm / 43″ and the package came with the “umbrella”, the white front panel and a honeycomb together with a bag.
I replaced the umbrella on my stand by the “umbrella-softbox” in just a couple of seconds.
Before I added the front panel I gave my speed light a 180° turn so the sensor was facing front because I wanted to trigger it in slave mode. (Of course I could have used my radio triggers instead)
After some test shots I added the honeycomb
Can’t wait to take my next stock photos with this.