Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Party

Every year we, my family, has a massive party.  People everywhere, food everywhere, movies, games it's amazing, I find its really difficult to pick taking pictures over making party fun.  I was a little late on picking up the camera but when I did:

When you are trying to take pictures in the dark you need to have extra light, bring in the strobe (or flash) but you need very quick response from your strobe.  So it's like a very fine balancing act trying to keep the images looking real and nature with enough light you can see the subject.  I used my Gary Fong LightSphere to do this.

Tip: when using strobes, don't point the head of the strobe directly at a person (unless you need to) bounce or defuse it someway to make the light nice and soft.

Happy New 2011 to all of you!

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