My friends Jodi and Jenn have been inspiring me with their dedication to learning off camera flash (OCF) and the other night I was sitting on the couch bored of watching Mike play video games and I though "hey why don't I finally break out that OCF gear that is collecting dust and start trying to learn it".
My first experiment was pretty simple, it took me more time to figure out how I wanted to set up the light stand, bracket, umbrella etc and yell at the cats than it did to actually shoot. My final set up ended up like this
And the resulting image
My favorite from the night was very similar, just a slight rotation of the flower, this is SOOC other than some dust removal, so it could have been brighter. I apparently need to work on that part of OCF.
It was actually much easier than I thought it was going to be, and the umbrella made the light much better than my earlier attempts with just my omni-bounce so I think I am on the right path.