Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lighting Up The Dark

In about two months, I'm going to have my very first wedding photographer gig.  I'm really excited, but also terrified! I consider myself pretty comfortable with natural light, but what I'm comfortable with isn't always going to be available, and if I don't want to be eaten by a bridezilla,  I know that I am going to have to make fast friends with flash photography.

This isn't a bad thing.  Flash photo certainly has its merits, but I think its often seen in a negative light (hah, get it?) because we mostly know flash photo as something produced from the little built in pop up lens that cameras come with. And really, those little flashes just ain't so great.  If you have a minute, check out this awesome website.  This guy has flash photography down to a T, and his pictures really prove how powerful and wonderful it can be.  I wanna be like him someday, but its gonna take work.

I bought a flash about a year ago, and I'm glad I did.  Because now I'm gonna need it.  The only problem?  I don't know how to use it. I mean really use it.  The only way to fix that is to try, and try again.  I had fun experimenting with my flash this past couple of weeks.  Here are some pictures that were created as a result...

Light bouncing a drag queen at Sheddy's
Scott and I getting some air :P

Flash pointed straight ahead

flash pointed straight ahead

Light bouncing in a dark dance club from behind the DJ booth
Art and I experimenting with light bouncing at The Bigfoot West



  1. What a fabulous post! I am sure you are going to be a wonderful wedding photographer. I hope you let me come as an assistant. I can bring my own camera! xoxo (P.s. That was a drag queen? Whoa.)

  2. I know, he/she is alot prettier than me, and has bigger boobs.

    Maybe I should become a drag queen?

    glad the post entertained you :)

  3. congratulations on getting the wedding gig.