Photography Journal - August 15, 2017
This is the second of my photo journals. Today, I was charged with watching the kids while my wife went and ran a few errands. I decided to take full advantage of the situation.
I got out my Fujifilm xt2, 18mm lens, my new Cactus RF-60x flash and the Cactus v6ii trigger and went to work. The great thing about the cactus system is that you can use high speed sync on the Fujifilm xt2. This allows you to kill the ambient light and only use the light from your flash. To diffuse the light from the Cactus flash, I used the Rogue Flash bender. It makes the light a little softer and nicer in the image.
The way I take these kinds of pictures is to have the flash with the soft box on it in one hand and the camera with the trigger on it in the other. I’m pretty tall and have a long wingspan, so to speak, so I can get the flash a good distance a way from my subject.
It usually takes a photo or two to get the flash dialed in and make sure the photo is exposed properly. After that, its just playing with my kid and snapping pictures.
I popped the raw files into lightroom and output them for the blog. Decent crop of pictures for a few minutes work.