One sure sign that summer has arrived in Colorado are convertibles driving down the street with radios playing loud. This concept inspired me to create a dreamy summer shot. Photographing people in mirrors is a tried and true concept, so I thought I would spice things up some with interesting light. Katrina is a friend, and happens to drive a black convertible Saab…perfect. The first challenge with this image was shading her from the sun. This was done fixing a California Sunbounce Sun Swatter above her out of view from camera. I use the sun swatter frequently, it has a soft white material that diffuses the light well. Next was lighting Katrina’s eyes. I first started with a SB900 shooting through a Lumiquest Softbox III, but this tended to add light in places I didn’t want (see set up shot). So I switched to a Lumiquest snoot, which just hit her eyes with little spill elsewhere. Next, I added SB900s from left and right , both positioned slightly behind her. These flashes added accent light to her hair and chair. The accent lights added flare to the image, so I added Honl TTL gobos to control flare. Tech: D3, 24-70mm lens, ISO 400, 1/250 at F11.