Over the course of 2016 I’ve taken plenty of photos that have been fun, challenging or fortunate. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures from 2016.
#9 – Emma under the canal bridge
One of my shoots with Emma from early in the year, we headed off to the local disused canal for an early morning of photography. I’d hoped for sunshine, but we started off with a bit of mist that soon evaporated. We’d shot in a few locations balancing flash against the ambient. You can use flash exposure compensation to raise or lower the flash power independently of the ambient which I often control manually.
Seeing the colours of Emma’s outfit and the bricks under the canal bridge I knew we had a good combination. I asked Emma to move back under the bridge out of the sunlight… I had my sunlight on a stick – the Lastolite 60cm x 60cm softbox with two flashes balanced right on the edge of the water, to the right of the frame. To help reduce the ambient light I used high speed sync too.
- EOS5D Mark III
- EF 135mm f/2L USM lens
- 1/500s, f/2, ISO 160
- Speedlite flash
See you tomorrow for another picture…