Two Light, Off Camera Flash Shootout

Following on from my one light shootout blog, I now introduce a second light as a rimlight/hairlight

For this shoot I packed the following:-


2 x light stand

2 x Godox AD200 with bare bulb head

1 Godox Ad-S7 Multi-functional Softbox

1 Godox 5″ reflector with basic diffuser

1 Godox Bowens S Type adapter

I Godox angle bracket to fix to light stand

Nikon D750 with Sigma 135mm f1.8 ART Lens

Godox X1-TN (wireless transmitter, Nikon fit)

Olympus OMD E-M1 with Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 ‘Nocticron’ lens

Godox X1-TO (wireless transmitter, Olympus fit)

The Panny Leica 42.5 (when the 2x crop is taken into account) is the classic ’85mm’ portrait lens, and when space is tight it is my preferred lens for portraits. However, in this case it was an outdoor shoot and I had room to stand back and use my 135mm Sigma. As in the previous blog, I re-positioned myself so the field of view was as close as possible.

This was shot in church ground in near midday sun, so I positioned the model in open shade under a tree. The Godox AD200 with softbox keylight was mounted at about 45 degrees and camera right for the FF shot, with the second AD200 just with the 5″ reflector behind the model camera left.  The run was actually overhead camera right, although the rimlight leads the viewer to believe otherwise.

The model is Sandra.

D750 with Sigma 135mm f1.8 ART @ ISO100, f1.8. 1/1250s. Keylight TTL, rimlight 1/32 power

For the MFT shot, the the keylight was switched to camera left, but the rim light remained behind the model camera left but away from the tree.

E-M1, Leica 42.5mm f1.2 @ISO100, f1.2, 1/1000s, Keylight TTL, rimlight 1/32 power

Personally I prefer the D750 shot here. The eyes are razor sharp and really make the model pop from the background.

This is how my rimlight and keylight looked with modifiers attached

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