This morning I was determined to test my D-I-Y Grid Spot.
And I found a willing subject.
Domingo was more than willing when I told him I would give him the digital file to use for his business.
Mouse over the image above to see the placement of my grid spot in relation to my subject Domingo.
My guess is best results would require you to set your flash to its longest zoom setting especially if you are using iTTL (Nikon users) or ETTL (Canon users).
But that may not be the case especially since I shoot my Speedlite on Manual at reduced power settings to give me consistent.
I will need to run some tests to see how much loss of power results from using the grid spot.
Ideally I would have a more controlled situation much like the situation in the picture below.
Placement of the Speedlite would have to be closer especially if I wanted to just light the person’s face while letting the light fall off on the rest of the body.
Naturally the closer you get your grid-spot-fitted-Speedlite to your subject, the narrower and more focused the beam.
There’s a Spring storm outside, so I had to stay indoors and coax my cat Tempe to stay put and be my model.
Did you miss this Do-it-Yourself Grid Spot tutorial?