This week, I wanted to follow up from my practice session last week when I used Niel VN’s “black thingy.” I wanted to work on balancing the flash with the ambient light in the room. Especially with kids i would like to be able just a bit if light with out blowing out their faces. Definitely not as easy as it sounds. I had the good fortune of working Carrie and her two little ones Conner and Winston. The boys are 5 months, super cute and have the bluest of eyes. Unfortunately for the practice session, Carrie’s house had too much good light and the flash was overkill for a good number of the shots. Probably wouldn’t have used a flash if was a real shoot.
Still learned a couple things:
* Flash is great for the eyes – those baby blues really sparkle with the extra light
* At this point the black thingy approach works best for me when there is a fairly strong directional light (like from a front window) as opposed to a larger diffused light (like a ceiling light)
Still lots to learn – going outside next week.
Thanks Carrie and good luck with all those fingers and toes.
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