The 'Frankenstein' prototypes of our little Cube got a good workout over the weekend. Following are the results of our photographic session but, first, some technical details:
The LED Light Cube was bounced into a silver umbrella with no scrim. A silver reflector was used on the other side for a bit of fill.
The Cube itself was being run with the modelling light turned on. The flash settings were full power and the duration 1/125. The images were captured using the flash settings – not as a constant light.
From a usability point of view, working with the modelling light gave fantastic control and interaction with the children because we could assess the light and direct them accordingly. This is not something we would have been able to do in the past with just small portable lighting setups using speed lights.
We captured these images with a 5D mkII on burst mode and never had a dark frame. The flash fired every time, more than easily keeping up with the 5D.
Being able to pick up and move the light stand when it suited, without having to consider battery packs or mains cabling, was an absolute delight.
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