Syd I was lucky enough to find myself being asked to photograph this very talented young lady, Syd. She could well be a big star one day as she embarks on her first acting role. I am not sure who was more nervous to be honest as i have never taken any speedlite portrait  of anybody i didnt know.  Syd had never actually modeled before either so we were both a little apprehensive. What made it worse was we were trying to do this in the middle of a family garden party with a large number of guests so we tried to find a secluded corner of the garden to work in.

This is just a simple one light set up. Canon 580exii in a lastolite softbox to camera right. Think the settings were something like 1/125th sec at F/8.0 Iso 100. The speedlite was set to 1/4 power. The ambient light was underexposed by about two stops to help make for a more dynamic portrait, also helps focus on the model and illiminate distractions from the background.

Took lots of images which i must now work my way through and process them for Syd to have and use as she wishes.

I am sure she wont need it but i wish her every success in the future and look forward to seeing her on the big screen in the near future, remember her face !!