Post by Iggy » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 17:57 in Outings & Events
Canon put on a splendid couple of workshops that was a great learning opportunity. Creative Still life with Thea Baddiley provided some simple set-ups for nice results with wine bottles and other props. Raj Khepar's Portraiture with flash to simulate natural light was wonderful, all done with Canon flashes in softboxes or elsewhere.
Couple of images below from the Canon Day.
I was thinking of ways to rescue the Portrait Workshop with model set for Wednesday 4 July 2018 when I remembered the Free Event at Canon's HQ last November 2017 that Barry, Mike F and I were fortunate enough to attend.
This got me thinking. I have one Canon Speedlite 430EX, but also an expensive Pentax AF-500FTZ and another cheaper Miranda Nk-AF 36 Flash.
No softboxes as such but I have two Flash Diffuser Domes with white, yellow and blue covers and a standard Bounce Flash Diffuser for the Canon. Plenty of rechargeable AA batteries from my Fuji S7000 days.
So to get going using the off camera flash techniques we learnt on the Canon day, I just require a Wireless Flash Trigger Set and extra tripods to carry the off camera flashguns.
Eg https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-Channel ... +for+flash
Would this system do the job?
I do have an unsolicited £30 Amazon Voucher to spend, sent to me by Friends of Bush Park after I presented Encounters in Bushy Park to some 100 members this January.
I look forward to your comments and suggestions, especially as a few of you have suggested a portraiture evening in our recent question and answer email.
Oh yes. We would need a couple of models too!