One of the things I love most about photography is that you really cannot 100% master it. There is always something new to learn and be challenged by.
I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a lot more weddings this year – 2nd shooting some and leading my own. What I love most about second shooting in particular is that I can just learn from those who have been doing this longer. So for one of the weddings I second shot, the lead used off camera flash. For some reason the idea of off camera flash scared me. But when I saw her setup, I realized that it probably isn’t as difficult as I thought it is.
Literally the next day I bought some triggers, stands, and more lights and I had a light kit. Then I got a few people to volunteer and model for me.
Katey was my first one. I’ve had classes with her during undergrad. She’s super talented and loves being in front of the camera as a broadcaster, so obviously she’s natural and comfortable in front of the camera. We went to Randolph college at 8:30 in the evening so that I could figure out proper lighting direction and power. It took a bit, but we definitely got a few good shots!
Here are a few of my favorites!