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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.

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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.

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A little silly one, because this is how we are together. haha

Pocket Wizards {Getting Off Camera Lighting} | Denver Wedding Photography | Denver Photography

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.

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You can add flash while exposing for the brightest spots on your subject to lift the deep shadows.

Pocket Wizards {Getting Off Camera Lighting} | Denver Wedding Photography | Denver Photography

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.

Pocket Wizards {Getting Off Camera Lighting} | Denver Wedding Photography | Denver Photography

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!

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Flash probably wasn't necessary for this shot but it was a pretty one of my beautiful subject. ;)

Pocket Wizards {Getting Off Camera Lighting} | Denver Wedding Photography | Denver Photography

I honestly didn't pose Riana at all and we had some funny moments like this one. HAHA!!!

Pocket Wizards {Getting Off Camera Lighting} | Denver Wedding Photography | Denver Photography

But still got some pretty ones. :)

Pocket Wizards {Getting Off Camera Lighting} | Denver Wedding Photography | Denver Photography

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!

Pocket Wizards {Getting Off Camera Lighting} | Denver Wedding Photography | Denver Photography

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.