Sometimes the best portraits I have taken are the ones which had the least preparation, the least amount of thought and the least amount of expectations.
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L at 46mm
1/300 f/4 ISO 100
Learning to utilise off camera flash has given my portrait work a new dimension. The easiest and quickest setup for me is to use 2 speedlites, 1 master mounted on camera as fill and the other as a slave acting as the main light. The master defaults to group A and set the slave as group B, set the speedlites on eTTL-II and control the ratio between the groups, make sure the main is placed to give a nice shadow effect relative to the fill on camera flash and there you have it.
I have been researching and experimenting with photography concepts the last couple of months. One of the aspects of photography which always leaves me nervous is my usage of flash. I had always thought that bouncing my on-camera flashfrom ceilings and walls would be sufficient for getting great pictures until I realised that off camera …