Testing Testing 1 2 3

A month or so back I had the opportunity to try out some new on camera fill-in flash settings both outdoors and indoors. I’m not sure if they worked out better than previous attempts but 2 obvious failings plague me whatever set-up I use. The first is positioning the model to prevent her from squinting in the bright sunlight. I usually end up moving into the shade which can then negate the need for fill-in flash which defeats the object of the exercise I suppose. The second problem is how to avoid the harsh shadows when working with on camera flash indoors. I’ve found getting the balance between ambient light and fill-in flash far more miss than hit. I really should spend more time on this but I lack the patience.

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Don’t Give Up The Day Job

I’ve never really functioned properly outdoors. Getting the right weather and a model together on the same day always seems to elude me and then there is the eternal problem of finding a local location which guarantees a bit of privacy. In the digital era I think this is my most successful outdoor session and I make no apology for posting from the set again.

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Done And Dusted

I’ve finally finished backing up all my important files on to the new Synology NAS. It’s been a long haul and I hope something I won’t ever have to do again. The failure of some of my previous backup hard drives didn’t help but I have luckily managed to recover all but a few of my home movies from the original tapes. I’m sure other things have been lost too but that was always going to happen when you don’t bother to keep track of what is backed up and where.

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