Please find some notes from Ross following his tutorial to the Digital Group on 24th November
Subject: Photo For the Digital Group.
Requires no high speed shutter.
Create a mini studio on a solid base.
Set camera to manual
Set Flash to Manual
Set camera timer to 10sec run out of the dimly light room.
Exposure 2sec and rear curtain flash synk (Reduces shutter vibration)
Adjust flash power and aperture for exposure.
More defusing (Kitchen Towel) on main flash heads will soften the shadows.
If you are stacking, this is achieved by sliding the camera along the Arca Swiss rail using the printed scale.
The final image was created with filters in Photoshop (background only) the butterfly was masked off and remains untouched.
Set one of the main flash heads 1-2 stops higher than the other to create shadowing and visual depth.
Use Arca Swiss comparable slides, supports camera plates and clamps. http://www.sunwayfoto.com.cn/html/index2.html
Also Hejnar Photo http://www.hejnarphotostore.com
Articulated flash gun support arms http://www.ebay.com/bhp/magic-arm
Backgrounds must be non resin coated paper.