When I saw the cover of "The moment it clicks" I decided I wanted to try something like that .
This is my first attempt so that I have something to work with when I find a more attractive model .
I ended up with the flash firing through an umbrella , the wide diffuser was out , and I had to stand and operate the shutter while trying to aim the mirror right down the centre of the lens .
I originally set the exposure manually to "-2" and the background looked right but the light was changing .
I did a test shot on my hand .
and adjusted the background back down to "-2" and did a 'safer' crop :smile:
I think this setup will do the job when I get someone to pose for me .
With someone else being the subject I think I could get the umbrella closer for more light 'wrap around ' and better diffusion .