So I just taught part three of a flash course in Ajax, Ontario.
In an excellent day, Ajax Photography Club creative Director Ron Pereux had arranged five of these:
And with very simple equipment we did some fun, creative shots using gels, snoots, softboxes (the excellent Honlphoto gear – use checkout code “Willems” for 10% off), umbrellas, and grids.
Some of the work needs some post-finishing when conditions are not right. Look at the backdrop:
And look at the finished product. Yup, a slightly more traditional photo:
And a more edgy photo, the type young brides are more likely to love, full of feeling:
Or even edgier:
Shooting brides is fun, and today I was able to help the Ajax club with a lot of very practical easy to put into practice tips and techniques. Flash photography is so easy once you know it, and so rewarding once you know how to do it well. Take a course – if not from me (http://learning.photography), then from someone else who knows his or her business!