Due to our busy schedule, the only models available to me are my daughters after bathtime.
These aren't going to win any awards and I won't ever put them in my portfolio. But I felt like I got a good start to shooting with a flash. I started by just shooting with some backlight and using the flash to brighten up their faces. But then when I wasn't content with it, I grabbed my reflector/difuser disc and put the black side on, put it on a chair, and had them sit in front of it. It worked well enough for my purposes. Couldn't do it all the time ... especially since you can totally see the wrinkles.
|love the catchlight here|
|GOOFINESS! I wasn't sure where to put the flash, so I went for over and lit all of her. I love the catchlight in her eyes.|
|starting to go over to the side again, but not as far as before.|
|I think this is the best photo with her. Decent focus, good exposure on the face, good smile, good catchlight, realistic coloring.|
|I couldn't get her to do a real smile, so I had her sing. Again, I think the flash here is pretty good.|
|lighting 2 is a lot harder than just one. Especially when they can't keep their hands down. This isn't bad, but I think Audrey is a bit overlit.|
|So I moved to the floor. This totally overlit her arms and her face was dark. I LOVE Lightroom. I really feel like I did a great job in post-processing of this photo.|
|And in B&W, to add to the edgy mood of her pose.|