Yes, Saturday nights are not always exciting around the Airstream Chronicles. Often you’ll find me in the Airstream relaxing. A movie, some anime, maybe an audio book…… Maybe it’s a sign of age, maybe it means I need a rest, or maybe I’m just not creative enough to figure out something better to do on a Saturday. Who knows?
Well, last night I was considering options for improving my portable flash skills. Yes, I don’t know everything about photography and I’m still learning. My motto….”Give me natural light and I can do anything.” But when artificial light is added to a situation? Well, I’m still in the “sucks pretty bad” zone when it comes to flash. So I’m working on it.
With all that in mind, here was the situation……. An interesting sunset, a bored photographer, a 580EX II, and a 430 EX II. Oh, a portable flash stand, a Justin Clamp, a Westcott umbrella, and a small diffuser. Now you’ve got the whole scenario.
Let’s add one more thing to the situation. Phone calls from friends the entire time I was setting up and shooting. Still, I had it in my mind to try this out, so I plugged away while on the phone and explained to those who called me that I was moving lights, the camera, and stopping the wind from catching my umbrella.
I think I need to get out more or something. Seriously. 🙂
So, what did you do for your Saturday night?