If you want to play around with shadows and add depth to your lighting, this simple technique is perfect for you. And you only need minimal gear to do it.
1. A camera with a hotshoe
3. Wireless flash trigger
The first step is to set your camera on a tripod and also put your speedlight on a lightstand. You can use a sync cord or a wireless flash trigger to control your speedlight off-camera.
Set your speedlight to your desired power. My flash and camera settings were: ISO 200, 1/160, f8, my speedlight was set to about 1/4 power.
I angled my speedlight pointing near the camera and used my left hand to position the mirror so that I get a bounced light from the speedlight. This will require a little bit of adjusting to point the light towards your subject.
I used two mirrors for these setups, a round one and a square one.
It will be easier if you have an assistant for this technique, but you can also do it alone using your free hand.
To add a bit more spunk to your shot, you can add cut out shapes and place it infront of your mirror. I used a brochure that I found inside my home studio to get different effects from the mirror.
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