I had a couple of friends volunteer to be models for me this weekend for my first time shooting with off camera flash. I consider myself to be pretty comfortable with my photography but at the same time aware that I’ve a lot to learn and it’s a continuous process.
One area that terrifies me is the use of off camera flash… indeed any sort of light that doesn’t come from the sun. As a way to remedy this and to add another option to my workflow I’ve decided to pursue this area pretty aggressively in an effort to get myself up to speed. One thing that I’m always conscious about is that a lot of my landscape photography would be more interesting with people in the frame. So the aim has become two-fold.
I also recently picked up a copy of Syl Arena’s new book Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites. It’s fantastic and proved to be the final push I need to get out and about. I’m still pretty surprised that you can get pretty decent light with a single source balanced with ambient light. I hope things will snowball from here.
580EX2 @ 105mm zoom with varying angles and power settings for the photographs. Bare on the beach and through an umbrella in the forest.
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Must take a notebook with me next time.
And a BIG thanks to my friends who helped out with modelling and holding my strobes for me Thanks guys!