Perhaps I didn’t have the flash bright enough for this one, or maybe not close enough to his face? The photos turned out pretty dark when I loaded them on to my computer, but I didn’t have time to re-take any shots last night. Maybe I need a bigger softbox for my flash? I don’t like to brighten a photo too much in Photoshop, otherwise it starts to look too grainy or unnatural. All these things I still have to learn!!
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Boy, did I struggle with this one! I received my new radio flash trigger yesterday, so naturally, I wanted to try it out right away! The room that I use for a lot of my indoor shots isn’t very big, so I’m still trying to figure out distance, angle, and power for my flash. This was probably the best shot that I got from the series that I did with my older son yesterday.
Anyone who has been following me for a while, knows my love of b&w photos. I tried and tried to convert this one, but every time I did, I missed seeing those GREEN eyes! I got lucky with this shot, because he has an extreme sensitivity to light. He happened to look up just for a second, and BAM, I got the shot right before he looked back down! I know there isn’t a lot that’s particularly thrilling about this portrait, no props, no fancy backdrop, no “nice” clothes, and no smile – but I was mostly just trying out my flash trigger. Any of you photogs out there have any preference for a flash modifier? Softbox? Umbrella?
I also tried out a couple of shots on my little guy, laying the flash on the other end of the couch, aimed up a little bit (using a small softbox).
I considered cleaning his glasses before taking the shot, but then it wouldn’t be a “true to life” shot. He keeps trying to push them up by putting his fingers all over the lenses! He is brand new to the world of glasses, so he’s still getting used to them. He was pretty tired here, but still happy to help me with a couple of test shots.