Saturday, February 20, 2010

Flash & Portrait Workshop


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This week, I finally made good on my threat to check out my local camera club. Like so many things I finally get around to doing after much delay, I'm very glad I did! I met some great folks, and learned a few lessons at their flash & portrait workshop today.

When I got home, I continued to fiddle with my gear, and together with my seven-year-old art director, tried to apply what I learned. In the process, I figured out how to get my camera to wirelessly trigger my off-camera flash. Woohoo!

4 comments:

Milkayphoto said...

You probably could teach me a thing or two, Chris! Flash is that mystery component. I use it and love it when it works; hate it when it don't. I have a portrait consult this afternoon - studio shot. Yuck. Me least favorite kind of work. But you do what you do, right? Nice shadows in this one. Oh, and the pose on the figurine - priceless! :-)

The Management said...

Flash is still a mystery to me, but I'm trying to unravel it, bit by bit...
It helps to have an enthusiastic assistant. My daughter was totally into this project! She posed the guy, and she held the flash, suggesting several lighting different angles and looks. In the end, she also chose which shot to post. :)

Milkayphoto (Tracy) said...

Ha! A little 'photog-in-training' - how sweet! :-)

PG said...

good stuff. flash for me is also a total mystery.

thanks for the heads up about the workshop. wasn't in the cards. basketball basketball basketball all weekend.