Testing my new Softboxes with Caviar and Balik Salmon, what Luxury!
Balik style home smoked salmon with Chinese Hybrid Kaluga-Schrenki Caviar (free of charge) which is of superb quality, much better then the farmed Italian or French Caviar nowadays. On the side you can see some condiments for the Caviar and some Bruschetta’s with different toppings. so yes dinner was a blast! Strobist: 1 softbox above and behind with 430EX 1 softbox slightly above left with 430EXII Would like to mention if you ever get to taste Caviar, try it the traditional way, on the soft part of a fist, lick it off and take about 1/2 a shot of Vodka, then let it all mingle in the mout for a few seconds before swallowing….oomph what an explosion of tastes.
I have to say my two small size softboxes give me pretty nice results, way better then using umbrellas for this kind of small table top things. Umbrellas spread light around the whole room so you dont get too much directionality…..this is solved now with these soft boxes. have to admit it was my first shoot with them and just did the “bath in light thingy” have to see how it works when i want to do black background darker type of shots, but I bet you for that I will need another flash and snoot at least to
add high lights. Also overdue are some mirrors, but hey you cant have everything and to be honest living in a Hong Kong shoebox, everything needs to be set up and cleaned away right afterwards again……this means that every shoot takes at least 2 hours, and its full of labor…..then again its a lot better then having a husband “couch Potato” I suppose, right Honey?