Experiments at Night

I took about 300 photos using my new flash at Ken's wedding on the weekend. I was pretty happy with the way they came out. It really solidified my friendship with flash. And I didn't even put it on its little stand and put it on the bridal party's table and shoot with the wireless triggers or anything.

I decided to go for a walk tonight around the Torrens (again) and experiment with some off camera flash. I learned a lot, mainly about taking taking shit photos. Major disadvantage of cheap remote triggers: no auto-focus flash, which means trying to manually focus in the dark. This is pretty hard. Next time I will take my head-torch and turn it off after focussing I think.

image 837 from bradism.com

In fact, that was the only photo that was any good. I also like the next one, but that was taken without a flash, so...
I found the main disadvantage is that my mind thought the flash would light up a much wider area than it usually did. I obviously need to buy more flashes. Which is great, I will just stick that with the "I need more lenses" feeling.

The River Torrens, Adelaide SA.

The River Torrens, Adelaide SA.

Comments

Vanessa Beautiful! Especially the second one. You should put up your other version of the second picture. It almost looks like it is in sepia.
November 18 2010 - Like
Annie I second that.
November 18 2010 - Like
Brad Thanks guys, I think I got lucky with the bridge. I'm glad there was a helpful stone wall to use as a makeshift tripod.
November 18 2010 - Like
Emma The last one is picture-perfect! Love love love it!
November 18 2010 - Like
Brad Thanks :) Maybe I will send that one into the ABC Weather report.
November 18 2010 - Like
Sam That second one is pretty amazing! Best pic so far (and that's with a lot of competition).
November 18 2010 - Like
brother bro the bridge photo is rad
January 16 2011 - Like
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