Thank you to my good friend, Jordan, for letting me use him as my model/guinea pig. We had some good laughs on this one! This wasn’t the best location but it was a last minute thing and we needed that sunset. This was a great learning experience for me as a photographer especially since I’m new to using speedlites. All I can say is, I love it!
I used Flashwave iii radio triggers with my Nikon SB-700 speedlite through an umbrella for all these shots. And of course, the Fujifilm X100s.
So here’s what we came up with.
The only place for focus the camera could really see was the edge of his shoulders. I should have used manual focus because I missed focus quite a few times but like I said, this was a learning experience and just for fun!
He’ll never admit just how much he enjoys this!
This photo really shows the unbalance in the natural light and the speedlite. I tried using gels on my flash but it took over the white balance. I didn’t have time to fumble around with it because I was loosing the sun. Notice how tack sharp his eye is.
Overall, I’m more than pleased with the results. What do you guys think of my first speedlite shooting experience?