Friday, February 26, 2010
Marketing images at Carrollwood Day School
By the way, if you ever want a sure sign that there's a flash involved just look at the eyes. See the little white dot? That's called a catch-light and it's a reflection of my flash firing, even though it wasn't pointed directly at his face.
Using the keyboard as a leading line, I composed this shot so that the computer and hand would be the focus instead of the actual child. I was squeezed against a wall but that was okay because I wanted to bounce my flash in tight anyway. I bounced to my left and brought the light back across the shot so it would light his face and provide contrast for the keyboard. This is actually the third shot I took. The first two were too close and the hand seemed a little disconnected from the subject, like it might actually be someone else's hand. This is why you should always chimp your work (that means, "look at") before you move to the next shot. Sometimes you miss a small detail that can mean a lot to the final image.
Booray Perry is a professional photographer in Tampa Bay FL. Visit his website to see more of his work.