Tuesday, February 09, 2010

photo of the day: the yellow umbrella

A couple of trips to Ohio ago I was really working hard on the whole "mastery of the off-camera flash" thing, so when I had a little free time we dressed up one of my sisters-in-law and staged an impromptu photo shoot. (What? It's what I do!) Because of where their house is located, there really aren't any good outdoor shooting locations aside from the road in front of their house, so the road it was.
I set up two flashes, one on either side, triggered with on camera flash, and we posed until we saw the headlights of a car coming over the hill. Then we would grab the flashes, scramble to the side, wait until it passed, and repeat the process.
This photo ended up being one of my favorites: I love the look on her face, like she's about to step into a fairy tale.
the yellow umbrella

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