I had another play with some off-camera flash today, this time using a carnation as my subject. I started off with a single flash to the right of the flower, which sculpted its petals very nicely and turned the cream paint of the wall behind to a soft shade of grey. I then added a second flash, aimed at the wall to see what difference it would make, leaving the settings and position of the first flash the same. This time the wall became a pure white backdrop, which totally changed the mood of the image. I thought I'd use both pictures, editing them differently to create a pair of contrasting images of the same subject. Which one do you like best?
23 March 2017