Went about playing with my umbrellas and reflectors. What fun. My friend needed some "nice shots" for her parents and I was more than happy to oblige. She wasn't expecting me to bring all the lighting gear though; as she put it, she just thought of "nicer camera kind of nicer shots." :lmao: C&C would be appreciated on how I could improve these shots, particularly lighting. (Don't ask me what power the flashes were set at. I can't remember. I know I didn't fire them at 1/1 at any point though.) All shot with my 50mm f/1.4, so that's effectively 80mm. ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/100 Shot at sunset. One 580EXII (key light) on a stand with white shoot-though umbrella camera left, 45º down on the subject, relatively high. One 580EXII on a stand camera left and behind the subject with white umbrella, also relatively high. Soft gold reflector to the (camera) right of the subject, angled to reflect light from the sun (behind) and first flash. ISO 200, f/2.0, 1/125 Shot as sunset. One 580EXII (key light) on a stand, with white-shoot through umbrella camera left, close to subject, 45º (ish) down, again high. Soft gold reflector behind the tree, angled to reflect some light from behind from a bare 580EXII on a stand behind the subject and camera left (the flash pointing directly at the reflector, zoomed to 105mm). 550EX with pop-out diffuser on the ground, pointing up toward the subject from about...er...I think it as about 2 metres away. (I know, I cut the fingers, bah. Then again, I don't think it hurts it that much, because the eyes suck me right in. May be quite different for others though.) ISO 800, f/3.2, 1/15 Shot at night. One 580EXII (key light) on a stand camera left, with white shoot-through umbrella, again relatively high and pointing down. Silver reflector camera right angled to reflect light from the flash back toward the subject's right side, a little from behind. 580EXII on the ground for fill.