Saturday, 20 September 2008

SB800 - First outside shot

Finally got out and about with my SB800 today and managed to start to play around with off camera flash.

I know that it isn't perfect, I would have like to have caught the top of my nieces hair as well but on the whole I am happy with the effect that a flash gives you on a sunny day.

Any tips of constructive criticism would be greatfully received.

Lifes a ball!!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

New Purchase - Nikon SB-800

So after going along to a portrait workshop. I finally took the jump and purchased myself some lighting. It is only a hotshoe flash at the moment but along with the Nikon CLS system I am hoping that this will inspire me to become more creative with off camera lighting and understand light and its effects a little more.

Obvioulsy no venture into lighting is complete without many, many references to So thank you to everyone who has contribute to such a great resource.

Over the next few weeks I hope to establish enough of an understanding to be able to get a couple of good photographs of my mother in laws wedding in Cyprus (October) We will see......

If anyone has some good tips, other than the ones that are on Strobist for overpowering sunlight (in particular with an SB-800) then they would be gratefully received!!

Watch this space!!