Blue steel...

by Hamish Maccuish August. 14, 2018 387 views
New to the world

New to the world

After a spell of inactivity from my blog; I thought sharing the latest development in life would be a good way to re-connect with the "social-world".

Whilst not actively posting to my blog...I have been more than active in camera practise...and since this little guy came along, I have had a very...patient, model to practise portrait photography with.

I have been learning mostly about portraiture and lighting for the past 12 months...a rather large learning curve; but that's much of the fun of photography. Putting all that information into practise and finally getting the shots you want to create.

For this shot I used a basic set-up using two speedlites. I used a shoot through umbrella with one flash as my main light and a whiteboard as a reflector to bounce the second flash back to the other side of the face, acting as my fill light. I set my flash's quite close to my son as he was laying down and found that when the light source was at any distance; what he was laying on caused odd shadow casts on his face. I used all manual settings so I could be in complete control of the lighting and camera...a process I find is very helpful in understanding lighting.

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Heike 2 years, 3 months ago

Congrats to your lovely son, Hamish ! A very nice portrait, well done !

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

The umbrella can be seen reflected on the eye of your beautiful son smile

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Hamish Maccuish Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

Thank you 😊

Yeah, with the umbrella being so close the reflection kept a lot of detail which I liked.

2 years, 3 months ago Edited