Sunday, September 10, 2006

A little photographic experimentation

You may recall my mentioning in a prior post that Marc bought me a special flash set. After our trip to the festival earlier today, I decided to relax a bit in the sunroom. I read a book for a while, and then I decided to experiment a bit with the flash set.

Using just two of the flashes, I decided to work with Mandy. She had made herself comfy in the large club chair that used to be my Mom's. I can't blame Mandy, since it's a very comfortable chair! :)

I set one flash up across the room from her and bounced it off the white ceiling. I set the other up near the back windows and put a yellow-orange gelatin filter on it, so I could create lighting like sunset (even though it wasn't that time of day yet, and today's overcast would kill any chance of such lighting occurring naturally even if it were).

I took a handful of shots, varying the angles of the flash heads and altering the ratios of the outputs of the two until I got what looked like a nice balance. This one is my favorite...



It has the warmth of the sunset, but it's subtle. It's not the appearance of blast of sunlight. Just a glow. Do you like it?

6 comments:

CoffeeDog said...

Very nice effect, nice shot. Do you have the others posted anywhere?

stevie.be. said...

oh my gosh. so cute!

Dantallion said...

Absolutely I like it - very warm (and quite natural) effect.

Wayne said...

Mandy!!! Smooch Smooch So Cute!!!

Andy said...

Aw! So beautiful.

Jess said...

Thanks, everyone!