This is tip #27 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.
Today's tip: Take the darn flash off the camera!
Once you take the flash out of the hot shot and fire it remotely, a whole new world of creative lighting possibilities away you – because you can place the flash at an angle, and more easily control shadows. You can also use a light modifier (soft box, umbrella, flash diffuser, diffuser etc.) to soften the light.
Here are two shots at I took yesterday at the ExpoImaging booth at the Photo Plus Expo in NYC.
Model: Rebecca Leigh West.
Left photograph: Canon 580EX II (full power) with Rogue FlashBender to camera left.
Right photograph: Canon 580EX II with Rogue FlashBender to camera left, plus another Canon 580EX II (– 2/3 power) with Rogue FlashBender to camera right.
For more lighting tips, see my lighting book and apps.
Explore the light,