I am, and always will be, a student of light! Most days I can find absolutely gorgeous natural light to work with. But sometimes a shot needs a little extra “something”. During this fun shoot with James & Ashleigh and their beautiful daughter, I started photographing this story-telling scene with all natural light. But the exposure value on Larkin was the same as James & Ashleigh’s. Even though the shallow depth of field made it clear that Larkin was my main subject, James & Ashleigh were competing for my attention. So to make them recede even more into the background and make Larkin really pop, I used a single SB-800 on my light stand off to my left to give her that extra lift. I didn’t pump it up too high…just enough to give her a little extra kiss of light and make her the true centerpiece of the shot. As always, the remote flash was triggered with a RadioPopper Px remote. Next time you’re out shooting, try adding a kiss of light to add extra depth to your shot!
Lightbending 411 – Attendee Images
I’ve had tons of great images sent in by attendees of my Lightbending 411 Workshop last week. Many thanks to Nathan Bell, James Riley, and Steve Roos for sharing these. Enjoy!
Light Bending 411
I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Patty Hallman and the Professional Photographers of South Carolina for inviting me to teach my “Light Bending 411” wireless lighting workshop in Columbia yesterday! We had about 30 AMAZING photographers there. I loved working with our three gorgeous models. Erika is an incredibly elegant creative dancer. Her young prodigy, Lea, was simply beautiful. And Megan was such a gorgeous bride. Last but not least, a special thank you to the crazy group from Charleston that drove up to participate. It was great to have a few familiar faces in the crowd!!! More to come soon…