At my wedding this weekend I got to play around with something I had been wanting to do for a while, The Groom and Best Man were sitting in the best mans car which naturally was calling out for a few photos to be taken. I sat back and let everyone go mad taking photos and when they finished I snapped a few.
Seeing the background was a bit cluttered I wanted to create sharp edges so later I can cut the photo out and put it on a more pleasing background, I under exposed the background by a stop ish and then cross lit the car, this gave me great edges that will allow me to get a good clipping path.
The bit I wanted to play with was inside the car, sitting on the grooms lap is a Quantum Qflash with a Radio Popper wireless TTL trigger on it, I dialed the Q down 1/32nd power which just lit the two guys nicely for the photo. Had I been using traditional CLS the signals would not have made it, if I had been using Pocket Wizards I would have to have kept going back and forth to change the settings on the flash till I had it wrong.
In this setup I was using a Nikon SB900 as the master set to — or not contributing to the exposure value. The side lights were on Channel 1A and the inside light was on 1B.
It took me 4 shots to get the inside exposure correct or less than 90 seonds, I started at 1/4 power, then went to 1/8 then to 1/16 and at 1/32 I was happy I had a nice balance to the image.
What helped with this shot was knowing what I wanted to do before I started, right after this shot the wedding breakfast started and thats why there was no one around with us, I had to work quickly so as not to hold up the day and thanks to CLS and Radio Poppers I pulled it off without a hitch.
Hope this helps, more photos from the wedding soon,