I don’t normally take photos of flowers, but I was more interested in trying to get the right flash for product photography.
I used a basic setup of a Vivitar flash either side and above, both being fired through an umbrella. Simple but effective I think. I also had a little play in Lightroom,
This week I was making charcoal in a local woodland. With time on my hands I thought it would be good to try some self portraits for practise. I should remember though that the wind is likely to change…. Some people might say this is an improvement.
Whenever you see a picture of a bottle of beer, it tends to be full… or maybe half drunk. Why? Surely because the beer is so delicious it should be a photo of an empty bottle.
So here’s one I drank earlier. No, not this morning!
I’ve been lucky enough to get hold of some Vivitar flashes. Two 285s and one 283. I bought them off a guy from work. They also come with a couple of optical sensors, which means I can now trigger four flashes using my two Phottix Strato II triggers. The other flash is my Nikon SB-900.
The Vivitar flashes are pretty basic, with 4 stop difference in flash power. However they are supposedly robust, so I will use them for outdoor shoots and see how they get on. Here’s a picture of them with one of the optical triggers.