So I wanted to improve my fly photography by improving the mini-studio I built for taking pictures of flies. I did a little research online and then picked up two new lights from National Camera Exchange to replace the old convoluted system I was using.
I am now just using those two lights and a reflector inside a light box. Before, I was using the light box, a reflector, three lights, an on camera flash hooked up to secondary slave flash via a cable, and the full kitchen table with two leaves in it. Now I'm down to using a third of the kitchen table without the leaves in it.
Here are some photos of tonight's practice session (click on each to enlarge).
|sparkle soft hackle|
|tungston zebra nymph variant|
|zebra stable (7 different variants): fresh off the vise last weekend|
|wet fly on bamboo background|
|wet fly on oak background|
|streamer with maple background|
|streamer with dark stained wood background|
|double midge fly|
|double midge fly 2|