I'm trying to pick up some simple lighting techniques and am wondering if such an effect can be achieved with a Speedlite430 and an EOS 5D.
The lighting for this picture 1 looks rather flat so if an electronic flash was used, I would think it's mounted on the camera body aimed directly at the subject.
Picture 1: http://www.jamesmollison.com/photo.php?n=25
For picture 2, I think the flash unit was fired from the right of the camera. I cannot tell if there is a fill flash mounted on the camera body.
Picture 2: http://www.jamesmollison.com/photo.php?n=21
At the moment, I'm only picking up some basic techniques for strobes from books. Will really appreciate if experienced photographers can provide some pointers. At the same time, I'm hoping to pick up some lighting techniques from the pros out there in studio lighting and electronic flash. Due to a limit in budget, it's not possible for me to purchase studio lights and learn so I'm wondering if any pro photographers out there would be kind enough to pick up an apprentice? Or perhaps a studio lighting course from the SLCC thing. I'll check it out.