Day 54. August 31, 2010. I got a light umbrella and mount! After playing with it for a while taking self portraits to figure out how the brightness and quality of the light, I recruited a housemate to be my guinea pig. This was definitely more of an experiment in using the umbrella than an exercise in portrait photography. "How should I pose," he would ask. "Umm...just look somewhere," I would respond. This is one of the few that was mildly planned. And, surprise, planning pays off.
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8IS @ 50mm, f/3.2. 1/160s. ISO 100. 580EX II on camera bounced off ceiling @ 1/16, 430EX II bounced off of umbrella to the left @ 1/16, ceiling light to the left of camera.