It’s been a quiet, yet active summer as I work to take my photography to the next level. From just okay to being good consistently. You’d be amazed at how many studies, practice, and experimentation goes into it.
In fact, yesterday, I spent nearly an hour working through 20 variations of a flash with lighting modifiers to get a better understanding of the outcomes.
I started with a bare Cactus RF60 flash and worked through direct flash, built-in diffusers and bounce cards, a diffuser cap, umbrella bounce, shoot through umbrella, and Rogue FlashBender bounce and softbox. In the end, I learned how to soften my edges, and slightly less flash power than originally thought is better for more natural looking results.
Before all of that lighting modifier fun, though, there were several photo sets and that events I had shot this year so far.
Healing Hands Massage School
Feng Huang Wushu
Feel free to critique the photos here or on Flickr.