This week’s oldie-but-goodie comes from the front porch where last summer a spider took residence. I got creative with the lighting here, using a full three strobes. I controlled the strobes with Nikon’s CLS (Creative Lighting System) using the built-in flash as the controller.
The main light was a Nikon SB-900 with 1/4 CTO gel (the one that is supplied with the flash) and a Nikon SB-700 and Metz 48 AF-1 were both used as rim lights, un-gelled. I programmed the CLS settings in the camera as follows:
- Overall exposure compensation was 0 EV
- Main light was dialed down to -0.7 EV (on Group A) and had a 1/4 CTO gel
- Rim lighting was increased to +0.7 EV (both on Group B)
Happily I also had a Mitzy to stand behind the web!
The photo was taken with the D300s with AF-S 60mm f/2.8 G Micro at f/8 1/100s ISO 400.
And here’s a bonus close up.