OK, Mom, as promised, here is Jiminy Cricket and Scooby Doo, just as you wanted them. My collapsible light reflector disk arrived today in the mail from Hong Kong, so I decided to take it out for some test shots using my speed light and softbox which I had also purchased from Evil-Bay last month. I see I need a lot of work yet to get the light balanced out with my camera. The shots are still not what I wanted, so some more experimenting is in order as I try and get the key lighting and reflected light levels sorted out.
Mom had asked me to post these two stuffed dolls up on the blog because I think these are her favorites. She was the one who gave them to me so many years ago. I keep them in good condition, they get a vacuum at least once a month and they hardly move from their spot in the living room up on the couch.
I used my newly acquired 80cm light reflector, my Sony HVL-F58Am speedlight, and a portable 80cm softbox for my key light. I used a 30mm Macro lens, shooting in manual mode (ISO100, F11, 1/250 shutter speed), with the flash set to TTL mode, wirelessly. I tried several different shutter speeds, and adjusted the flash, but this shot seems to be the best out of today’s lot.