I think by now you know that I am struggling to remove the shadows from my portraits. Yesterday, I was very frustrated of not getting my single light setup to work as expected and I spent some time to play around with my Sigma EF-530 DG Super. It was not at all fancy setup but I liked the fact that I was able to take a picture without the dark shadows.
0.005 sec (1/200) | f/5.6 | 48 mm | ISO 100 | +1/2 EV | Flash Auto, Fired, Return detected
I had the camera on tripod (4ft from me), with Sigma EF-530 rotated towards my left (camera right) bouncing off the left wall, held a big reflector on my right (camera left). I don't know if this is a good setup but for a face shot atleast it worked. Special thanks to Autofocus for sharing the link to the "Selective Sharpening" tutorial. I applied it here since I felt the original picture was not that sharp.
I would appreciate if you can give your honest opinion on the light/light setup, composition and sharpness of this image. Any other suggestion/tips would be really appreciated. Thanks!
PS: If you want to see the original.. do let me know.