Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Off Camera Flash

I went out yesterday fully equipped for the first time to take some pictures using off camera flash.  This is what I learned:


  1. Carrying a lightstand, umbrella and speed-light in one hand and your camera in the other leaves no available hand to pick up poop.
  2. There is a very small pocket of light that your subject needs to be in.  Coulee is fantastic at taking directions but she doesn't know how to move forward 2 steps or back 1 step... we have to work out a targeting system.
  3. Umbrellas catch the slightest breeze and fall over - a sandbag, or something is definitely needed.  As is another arm to carry that with.
  4. Putting her on something is a great way to get her to be exactly where you need her to be.
  5. An assistant would really make things go smoother/faster.
  6. I have a lot more to learn.



1 comment:

Mayrose63 said...

Amo molto la foto n° 01.
Magnifico cane.
Tanti auguri per Lacey, è così simpatico !!!!
Buona giornata :)
Myriam