Okay, here is day 3 of the 365 project...starting with Flash Photography. I did take several pictures last night, but didn't put the effort into getting them off my card to the net. Here is todays test!
I bought a head for $4.00 at the local beauty store and thought I would start practicing on her instead of my hubby. He was getting a little tired of being flashed all the time. Anyhow, this will work just fine and when I feel closer to getting a technique down I will use a better looking subject! lol!
This was taken around 4pm in my front living room. The sky was mostly blue with some clouds. ISO 400 F/1.8 Spot Metering 1/200th for the flash shots and 1/160th for the no flash shot. On the flash shots I bounced the flash to my left at a 45 degree angle with a black foamy thing attached. While was practicing I metered off the brightest part of the head, since it was blowing out in the histogram. I also tried moving the flash more behind me and at different angles...this was the one I liked the best.
Yes, pretty boring stuff...but...this is how I learn! Practicing and then writing about it here in my little photography diary! More interesting pictures to soon come! I still have a newborn session to edit and a new little guy to take pictures of this Friday...as long as I am no longer sick!