Saturday, August 1, 2009

Having fun with remote flash!

Thanks to the awesome lessons of Joe McNally, one of the foremost experts on flash photography, I decided to experiment with a remote flash and some colored gels. I took my MacBook Pro laptop and put some paper on the screen. I then set up a remote 580EX II flash with half covered in red gel and the other half covered with a blue gel. This was pointed straight at the white piece of paper so that it would reflect back at the "viewer". I had Connor and his cousins (who were in town visiting) look into a laptop and give me some looks of amazement. And...after some experimentation with camera settings, pop...we got this shot! I did a little more editing in Adobe Photoshop to darken the background, but the rest was all set up in camera. Too much fun!!!

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