I was SO excited that my business has been blessed SO much this year that I can finally invest in equiment to get my flashes off camera! After hours and hours of research on radios I finally decided on the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 and MiniTT1.
I also purchased two light stands, two umbrellas, natural density filters for all my lenses, and umbrella holders for the light stands; which are not pictured.
I haven't been able to put these guys to test on a paid session or denver wedding yet, but I did have two fabulous models who were willing to help me learn: My sweet husband and my dear friend Riana.
Josh was actually reading in our bedroom when I hulled my gianormous light stand and umbrella in our tiny bedroom to photograph him reading. I'm SO thankful Josh likes taking pictures. I honestly do not know what I'd do if I had a husband that didn't like being my subject.
A little silly one, because this is how we are together. haha
While I probably won't put people in these situations I was so thankful I have now learned how to handle them if they are inevitable. For example, if you're subject is in the sun and the shadows are really intense.
You can add flash while exposing for the brightest spots on your subject to lift the deep shadows.
Or if you're in the shade and want a little more light but don't want to change your settings you can add fill flash.
Let's say you're out shooting and you want the sun to create a nice backlight on your subject but you don't want to loose your background by exposing for your subject in the shade. So, you can add some flash! yay!
Flash probably wasn't necessary for this shot but it was a pretty one of my beautiful subject. ;)
I honestly didn't pose Riana at all and we had some funny moments like this one. HAHA!!!
But still got some pretty ones. :)
And of course I had to test shot dancing that would happen at a Denver wedding reception; so, Riana being the amazing girl she is, danced for me. Love it!
I am so excited to start using these guys in sessions and denver weddings in some of the more challenging spaces, but also finally to be able to take stunning night portraits.