Photography class assignment- Playing with Light!

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Photography class assignment- Playing with Light!
Mar 12, 2009

I'm taking a photography class at a local Jr. college and our assignment this week is to experiment with Lighting - mostly flash. The professor gave this picture by Rineke Dijkstra as an example:

He didn't explain exactly how she got this effect, so I've been playing around trying to figure it out. Let me know if you think I'm close, or what I'm missing!

It looks like she used a flash that was higher than the camera and maybe slightly to the right. Did she expose for the background, take it down one stop, then dial in a manual flash exposure?

Know of any other online sites for me to read up more on things to try with my flash this week?

Thanks!

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