I’ve had this idea for a while, but I wanted to save it for the football season. I’m a big Tennessee Titans fan so I always get excited when the season starts!
Here are some alternate shots:
The flare to the right is actually the second flash, not the sun 🙂
Had to get the kids involved! Loved this one, lol
The Set Up:
The set up was actually more complicated than it looks! It took my wife and I awhile to get it just right.
Goes like this:
Canon 7d with a Sigma 10-20 lens in the cooler propped up, beer bottles leaning all around :
I used a remote with a 10 second timer to fire it.
I have a Cowboy Studio wireless flash trigger that I used to fire two flashes. One flash was an Alien Bee 800 in a softbox set to about 3/4 power (which is kind of high, but the goal was to beat back the sun). The box is sitting right next to the cooler, firing up into my face:
The second flash is a 580exii on a light stand on camera right, set to 1/2 power just to add a little fill:
And that’s it! Once I got the set up working right, I just took several photos with different poses. Don’t worry if the neighbors look at you funny 🙂
Also, check out my “Game Day” shot from a couple years ago. This one was a 3 exposure HDR, processed in Photomatix 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!