just for fun

Image captured hand-held 5/15/11, 3:39pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM • 70mm, f/3.2, 1/200sec, ISO 100 • off-camera diffused speedlight, camera right on stand • minor adjustments made in Adobe Lightroom 2

Image captured hand-held 5/15/11, 3:39pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM • 70mm, f/3.2, 1/200sec, ISO 100 • off-camera diffused speedlight, camera right on stand • minor adjustments made in Adobe Lightroom 2

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On Sunday, Chad and I took a couple of our best friends out to get some practice shooting in. We had a blast! Aaron & Nicole killed their modeling debut. Naturals. :)  Plus they were troopers—it was COLD and windy!

I recently got some new toys: the Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 radio triggering system. We wanted to take them out for a spin with some "real people". (Sock Monkey's stationary, indoor glamour shots can only get me so far in testing.)

With the help of countless how-to videos online, inspiration from great photography blogs, indoor practicing, and the best lighting assistant ever (thanks, hubby!) we're getting dangerously close to a comfort-level with some nice speedlight setups. I'm really excited to see how this boosts the quality and dynamic of our outdoor photography! Bring it on...

Check out a handful of some of my other faves from this shoot »