Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 ƒ/4L IS lens, 1/125 sec at ƒ/5.6, ISO 100

Yesterday I photographed this delicious green curry with chicken and jasmine rice dish, and decided to use a flash setup instead of the usual strobe/softbox or diffused sunlight setup I normally use. I mounted the flash on a light-stand, set it to manual mode, placed a shoot-through umbrella in front of it and triggered it with PocketWizard FlexTT5 radios. I filled in the front and sides with a reflector and foam-core.


  • Canon 430EX Speedlight on lightstand
  • Shoot-through umbrella
  • 5-in-1 reflector (to the right of the dish)
  • Foam-core “bookend” to the left of the dish

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