Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Meaning of "Take the Darn Flash Off The Camera"

Photograph © Rick Sammon
Those of you who have attended my workshops and seminars know my favorite flash tip: "Take the darn flash off the camera!"

Model on black background being illuminated by a soft box held by voice activated light stands.
These shots illustrate why that's good advice: way more creative lighting.

Also, light stands are a good idea, but if you don't have one, use voice activated light stands. :-)

I hope to see you on one of my workshops and/or at my seminars. Click the taps on the top of this page.

Explore the light,

P.S. Here are links to the gear I used for this shoot:

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 580EX II Speedlite

Canon 100mm lens

Canon ST-2E

Westcott Apollo


Ted said...

Simple but great post!! I'm really trying to explore lighting more now since reading your blog. I appreciate all your help!

Bill McLaughlin said...

Amazing shot!