Last month I worked on an assignment for the Wall Street Journal, a story on Anne Marie Harrison and her recession proof closet. The closet was walk-in but it still did not have a lot of space. For the image above I’m standing in the doorway, using a 19mm lens. Mix in leap frogging a videographer and it was a case where my lighting had to be quick to set up, look natural, light the overall area well, and be out of the way of any video shots.
Over the past year I have been using my Canon flashes less but this was a case where the Canon strobes fit the bill perfectly. I was without an assistant and traveling very light – one camera bag and one lighting bag. I used three Canon flashes for the assignment. Two clipped on the uppermost wire shelving in the closet with Omni-bounces attached, pointing straight up, and one on camera, also with an Omni-bounce, to add fill light and to wirelessly control the other two.