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And the Jump Goes On

And the Jump Goes On

 

 Oh, the joys that off camera flash has opened up to these children. I’ve never had such willing models in my life. Movement is where it is at, and off camera flash freezes movement, as well as those huge smiles. While I love the directionality of the light that the shoot through umbrella created, it was during this shoot that I realized I needed to be able to control the light even more in order to achieve the type of light that I prefer. Shoot through umbrellas do an awesome job of illuminating an entire room and that is rarely the lighting effect that I aim to achieve. I have a softbox with grid on the way that I can’t wait to try out.

2 boys jump on a bed

2 boys jump on a bed lit with off camera flash

 I left this shot pulled back so that you could see the position of the shoot through umbrella, as well as the very strong shadows thrown on the camera right wall.

young boys play on bed lit with off camera flash
2 boys play on a white bed lit with off camera flash
children jump on a large bed lit with off camera flash

 After the kids were thoroughly worn out, I sent them off to play and sat down to try a few self portraits. Rembrandt light is simple to achieve with one light off camera flash!

women lit with off camera flash for directional light portrait

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