This was a quick one hour retro shoot using just one off-camera flash. Speedlites when used with a softbox can produce a less harsh and directional look, but you do lose power. I had left the shooting time until later in the afternoon so that the sun would be a bit lower in the sky, and just got away with the speedlite on full power, close in, with the softbox. It’s expecting a lot of it to fill in the shadows of a very powerful sun. If you would like to know more about training in lighting or other aspects of photography please do get in touch.