I — Goodbye Gravity

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It had been too long since I got my lights out for a shoot. I’ve been loving natural candid photography over the summer, and I always tend to neglect my strobes a little while the bloody sun is around so much. I wanted to challenge myself a little with this photo, both with lighting quite a tight space & the post production. Let me know what you think.

Goodbye Gravity - Goodbye Gravity By Rick Nunn Photographed by Rick Nunn
Goodbye Gravity - Setup Shot Photographed by Rick Nunn

The Setup

If you follow me on Instagram you've probably already seen the setup shot for this photo, but for those of you who don't (shame on you btw) here it is. I used a ring flash in a somewhat unusual way, suspended on a bungee giving a little pop to the face, worked a treat!

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for Goodbye Gravity


  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon 28mm F/1.8
  • Flashes: Canon 580ex & 2 430ex
  • Accessories: 3 light stands, 3 light brackets, a Westcott Apollo, a ring flash adaptor, a tripod & RF-602 Triggers

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/125th
  • Aperture: F/2.5
  • ISO: 400