A great friend of mine is round for the weekend and asked if I could show him how to use off camera flash. Absolutley, lets go one better and get out the studio kit. One will do!
I explained about how different shutter speeds with different apertures can affect the outcome. Also, using a higher f.stop can create darker backgrounds or make it look like it was taken at night. Also the use of a reflector can help reduce the harsh moulding created by either the sun or the flash. (depending which side you hold it.) The distance of the flash from the model as well as the distance you are from the model can also have different outcomes. The best way is to experiment…like I did today.
Small amount of post processing to clean up some spots and also added a desaturated feel to some of them.
So here are my results.
A few days ago I posted about a test shoot in preparation for the main photoshoot in the Brecon Beacons. I have always wanted to do a cycling photoshoot, because, as a keen cyclist I wanted to create work with the bike and cyclist in the landscape.
Well, I am glad to say that it was very successful – photograph wise, but we did have trouble with the cyclists bike! Watch the video to find out!
The weather was perfect and I captured the shots I had pre-visualized plus some extras due to a mechanical with the bike. We finished the day by heading up into the nearby moorland to photograph the sunset.
Hope you like it.