Why you need to take your flash off your camera.
So you’ve invested in a Speedlight, but you’re disappointed in your photos. Do they look something like this?
The child is adorable – but we hate that shadow. And his face is pretty flat and one dimensional.
Try taking the flash off your camera. In this next example, we used a single Speedlight and we set it to TTL. We used a MiniTT1 on our camera and a FlexTT5 on our Speedlight. The flash was simply held to the right of our subject. Our camera was at f3.2 and we used aperture priority.
This portrait definitely has more dimension! Half of his face is well lit and the other half has a few shadows. In addition to adding some dimension, it adds a little bit of drama which is perfect for this pose.
In this last example, we added another Speedlight to the left with another FlexTT5.
Dimensional lighting with no harsh shadows!
Which one is your favorite?