The territory where I live is full of spectacular and intimate place of wildlife, and often not so far from the cities. “Acquadulza” is the name of a fount over the little village of Maccagno. Nice place to have a swim into the cold water of river Giona during the hot summer.
With the friend and model Valentina I spent the lunchtime, testing the new portable octobox diffuser and its tri-flash holder.
The “octo” is a different type of diffuser respect to the Lastolite Ezybox (that I love!), it provide a more directional light and without the diffuser curtains it became a source of very hard light. The union with a tri-flash holder is the perfect solution in order to work outside when the ambient light is very strong, such as the midday of a lunchtime break.
1/200 s @ F/4 ISO 100
In this case I used only two flash inside the Octo, in particular two Canon 430EX, mastered via E-TTL II signal with a Canon 550EX on camera. What frightened me was the permeability of the diffuser curtains of the octo to the infrared signal of TTL. Fortunately everything goes fine and the flashes are able to comunicate each other well.
1/200 s @ F/2,8 ISO 100
The use of more than one strobe inside the octobox thanks to the tri-holder, leave the flashes to work at a lower power rate and in conseguence stress less the batteries.
Or, in the other hand, give you the power necessary to overburn the natural ambient light
As usual Valentina moves within the scene under not easily conditions: cold water and the presence of some spectator were been a little disturbing. So thank you Vale for your patience. Next step would be some shots at twilight in a cross scheme lighting against the sun. So stay tuned and have a good light!!