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!