Off Camera Flash

If you’ve been on a shoot with me at sunset, I’m almost positive you’ve seen the excitement on my face when I break out my flashes. Now, let me first say, I am a natural light photographer, for the most part. I love playing with the light that is available, pretty much the only thing in my life that I don’t demand control over. Well, mostly because even if I demanded it, the sun would look at me and laugh. Anyway. I love the delicious light as the sun is setting. Backlit beauty, then a perfect skylight that lets you do whatever needs to be done. But then something happens. The sunset turns gorgeous and all I can think is…I’ve gotta get THAT! So, for years now I have been breaking out my flashes and hoping that the built in remote part of my camera will tell my flashes what to do. Asking senior moms to hold them just right for me, balancing them on stumps and of course reminding everyone that their patience will be worth it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I think some of my clients will vouch for all of that.

Well, now that I have my Mother’s Day present (THANKS TRAV!), it will ALWAYS work!!! I have the tools to catch something so different and incredibly awesome. I LOVE IT! So, since┬áthis isn’t my typical “style”, I thought I would convince my blog followers to be as excited as I am! Granted, all of these pictures are before I had the right tools to make this happen. Just a hope and a prayer and very patient, trusting clients. I think the proof is in the pudding.

Note: None of my shoots are EVER more then 90 minutes, so what you see here is natural light and then off camera flash at the end of the shoot, really within minutes of each other.

In love yet? Now don’t worry, I’m not changing my style or going flash crazy. I just LOVE that a few tools can help me give you something unique and a completely different feel then the rest of your shoot. Oh and I love that we can capture those sunsets. What do you think? As excited as me?

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September 28, 2015 - 10:42 am

Roxanne Ladao You was highly recommended by Deidre Reis to do my daughter Senior Portraits; Class of 2016 from Coronado High School. I am looking definitely for a sunset shot along with my daughters request to possible do it at the Gilcrease Orchard here in Las Vegas? We are originally from Hawaii and love anything outdoors.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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