Sam by haggisandchips
Sam, a photo by haggisandchips on Flickr.

The strobist in me starts to emerge … off camera speedlights, fastened to signposts using bungees and triggered via radio.

One year ago I would have laughed if you’d described this situation with me orchestrating it all.

One year ago I didn’t understand even the most basic concepts of flash – I thought they just made things brighter.

Today, I understand the “two exposures” concept and how to balance the subject against ambient and background light.

Sam’s portrait may not demonstrate either of those two concepts but I hope that it does illustrate that I am starting to give some serious thought to more creative use of flash.

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About Ivor Potter

Ivor is a keen amateur photographer. Having completed a project called 100 Strangers, Ivor now finds himself spending much of his time approaching people going about their daily lives to photograph them and find out a little about what makes them tick.
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