I finally got my kids to sit for a photo. It only took me 464 days.
My daughter Tori (left) is about the graduate grade 12 and my son Bailey is about to graduate grade 8. June is going to be busy....and expensive!
For Mother's Day I got a remote trigger for my flash and a light set which includes a small appollo softbox http://www.henrys.com/58871-WESTCOTT-MINI-APOLLO-KIT--2219.aspx and a super mini softbox for on camera. Had to take it back. Apparently it wasn't made for mounting a flash with a trigger attached to it! Even the lady at the store said it was stupid. Returned it and got the little mini one, a new tripod and a 16gb card.
I have lots of questions about flash now. This was taken with the flash off camera with the small softbox.
Quite a few of the shots turned out unfocused or overexposed. Shutter speed was too slow I tried to raise it but then I got a weird black band across the bottom. I'm thinking I need more ambient light? I know I'm being vague...but seeing as I don't really know what I'm doing wrong, it's hard to explain!
Anybody got any tips? or good links to share? how do you avoid reflection in glasses?