Togainu no Chi

If someone could tell me what’s going on here, that’d be great. 👍

I actually have a soft spot for this shoot because the lighting was all pretty experimental, but it came out much better than I expected. The entire shoot was a single speedlight inside a white bounce-umbrella, and the results are more interesting than they have any right to be. Rather than spilling light everywhere like a shoot-through umbrella does, the bounced light tends to be more directional so you can have lots of shadows and contrast. You can also partially close the umbrella over the flash to great effect, which really chokes the output and limits the spill of the light.