A shot of my wife, Charlotte – an artist, in her new studio in the house we’re renovating. Charlotte is standing in the recently-reopened fireplace and is lit by a single speedlight through a white brolly. I’d have repositioned it slightly but Charlotte is not very patient and I only got one chance!
Thanks for sending me your picture. My immediate reaction was “Why didn’t you put the speed light up the chimney?” The shot is OK, but a little bland. If Charlotte is impatient, then in future set up the shot without her, then get her in at the last minute! I know it would have been bit difficult but I am sure it was doable, otherwise the shot as it is, is rather mundane. It’s a lovely fireplace, it would look good in any shot. If it is not too late try setting it up again!