So today a bunch of new stuff arrived from the wonder that is Amazon. Light stands, umbrellas, remote flash triggers ... that sort of thing. So pending trying it out for real, I put it all together to make sure it at least works. This is the result.
|30mm, f/8, 1/125 seconds|
Beautiful, ain't it? That's what my face looks like when I'm concentrating, apparently. Taken in a dimly lit room under a single 16W energy saving bulb. Mmm. Thankfully the two flashes I set up illuminated the scene somewhat better.
Here is a 100% crop of my left eye. You can see one of the umbrellas clearly, and the bottom half of the other. Unfortunately I only had enough batteries for 1 remote trigger, so I set the other up in optical slave mode. Worked fine.