The Daily Snap – March 26

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon G11


Yours truly (looking very “Pirates of the Caribbean”) shooting a Lily in the backyard using a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and a 24-70 f2.8L lens. Above is a snap of the set-up. Below are the photos without and with the fill flash using a mini-softbox on my Canon flash with the flash set at -1 2/3rd EV. 



13 Responses to “The Daily Snap – March 26”

  1. how do you make your sunstar soo pretty? I’ve tried and i can only make it look nice by a fluke and its never when i want them to be pretty.

  2. I love how the fill flash revealed the detail in the flower. Beautiful image.

  3. I have only recently discovered this site, thanks to OLM. Thanks. You are an inspiration. And thanks for showing/telling your procedures. So many photogs are so tight lipped about how they do their art.

  4. Great to see the difference. I too also utilize a reflector for many flora shots. The softbox sure makes a noticeable difference. Thanks for sharing this matey.

    I suppose this is another shot that Brando took of you 😉

  5. Wow, the fill flash definitely makes a difference.

  6. Thanks so much for the information! Love it, especially with spring and lots of flowers just around the corner.

  7. Arrrr…I like ye hat 😀
    It’s great to see you’re “how to” shots, first the one from Lorette Pond, now this. Highly appreciated, please continue that!

  8. John Arnold Says:

    How did you determine your exposure for the ambient light? Did you just play with it until you got about the right amount of blue in the sky?

    • I just set my aperture to f16 in this case (for lots of depth-of-field), I used aperture priority. The camera picked the shutter speed for the ambient light in this case 1/125 of a second at ISO 100. Then I set the flash to flash exposure compensation of -1 2/3rds and the flash exposure filled in the flower, the shutter speed remained the same. Hope that helps


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