Photography is not just a job for me, it is a massive hobby too and I am always looking to add to my collection of equipment. This is not just helping my standard of work and a benefit to my clients but also my interest in furthering my photography skills and styles. This week I took delivery of a new lens (85mm) and I've only taken two dozen shots with it as of yet, but I'm already loving the results. The main reason for me buying this particular lens is that it lets lots of light in -very good for winter weddings and from the back of a dark church. Here is one of the first images that I took this morning on my daily dog walk.
Most of my work up till now has used natural light for exposure but things are about to change!
I took delivery of a few new tools over the past week, a new Canon camera packed with features I have not had before, lighting kit consisting of flash stand and umbrella and the final piece to my technical puzzle was a set of remote flash triggers - let the fun begin!
The first little project I set myself was to try 'lowkey' lighting, leaving nearly all of the image black and using the flash to highlight just one side or an outline of the subject.
My first attempt was this self portrait with the light source coming directly from the left (sorry about the cheesy pose).
My next test was to try something a little more dramatic. I positioned the subject (yes me again) between the camera and the flash. This results in just a very small amount light being seen by the camera.
After a few more tests of lighting from different angles, and me in different cheesy poses, I turned to my faithful friend - Snoop! If you have checked out my Flickr page you will know by now that I love taking photographs of my dog, and when I'm trying out new equipment or I'm stuck for something or someone to shoot I always turn to him.
To be honest he's a better model than me!
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