I’ve been reading too much over on Strobist.com. Before this, I had only used my external flash on-board my camera, bouncing the light off the ceiling. That’s pretty much it. But these Strobists, boy, do they take nice photos!
The other day I busted out my SB600 and actually read the manual. And then I read my camera manual, ok at least part of it, and I figured out to set up the camera to trigger the flash remotely. Thank Nikon for making it easy! Thanks JJ for buying me a nice flash!
I played around a bit, taking some shots of our shoes. I thought Miles’s little shoes looks cute next to my bigger ones. The shoes were next to the closed front door. Available light was minimal through some windows to the right; but the shades were closed and I don’t think they contributed much light anyway.
I must have taken 50 shots, trying to see what position, power works for this particular setting. This is what make digital so nice – being able to experiment and getting instant feedback. Oh, and being able to delete images and not having to pay a lot of money in film and developing. (Then again, my camera is pretty pricey, so maybe I’m not exactly saving any money. Oh well.)
I’ve had a dslr for a little over 4 years now, and I know I still have A LOT to learn. Both technically and artistically. And I want to master my camera – know how to get it to do what I want. To produce the photos I want.
Fortunately, I have a super cute model available to me for practice.