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I've been experimenting a lot this summer with simple light set ups. Testing different looks I can achieve with one or two flashes and a reflector. One of my professors last semester told our class that if you set the key light up in the right spot you will already have a decent photo thats 10x better than what most people can do. After seeing him demonstrate this time and time again in class, I knew over the summer I would want to play around with simple lighting in my free time, when all of the vast amount of studio equipment at school wasn't available to me. To be able to shoot something that looks like it was lit in a studio with expensive lighting tools, but was actually lit inexpensively has been my main goal. This photo was shot outside and achieved using only sunlight, a reflector and a Nikon SB 800 off camera flash. Lastly I did some cleaning up and adjustments in photoshop.

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