Wednesday, April 13, 2011

And so it begins..My career as a Flasher!

Well not "that" kind of flasher. The day started out by me being invited to attend the 2nd workshop where my wife is learning the craft & I just tag along to pick the brain of Mike & Melissa any time I can .  Mike then invites me (somewhat) to an off camera flash session where we get to shoot the lovely Melissa Mcmanus and her new dress from China. I also finally get to meet my nemesis Tom Pappa ( ) just kidding Tom, and after arriving late because no one knew where they were at, I get thrown into the fire as mike instructs me to start shooting..arghh.. Anyway, being my 1st real encounter with off camera flash I proceed to not take advantage of the environment we were at and turn it into a potrait session!?!? What the heck was wrong with me? I still think I got some nice shots but I learned a lesson & it will never happen again..
I think..

Enjoy & once again, thanks to Mike, Melissa and Tom for inviting me & I hope to shoot with you guys some more in the future.

The 1st 3 shots are natural light.The rest are off camera flash.

              Gotta love rim light. I was gonna make it black & white but Mike beat me to it so I left it color.
 Just love the color of the graffiti mixed with her skin & dress.

                                 Probably my favorite shot. I just like it.

         Another favorite. Just something about it.

Thats all she wrote! Look out for more off camera flash where I will take advantage of the surroundings!