At Skydive New England the season is short here in Maine for jumping. Just about every week something is going on, one celebration or another.
This week was Emma's Birthday. Being from Australia Emma didn't get a Prom, which became the theme for the party. Weather moved in the night before and pretty much washed all activity away for the big event leaving only the true locals on site.
A true pot luck where everyone brought something and before you knew it there was too much of everything, again.
In anticipation for the event I thought it time to start getting all the little goodies I've made a list for regarding off camera lighting. I've been a fan of Strobist for a while now and diligently made my beginning list for all things off camera lighting. I was excited at the opportunity to put this new found info to practice.
I was able to get most of what I was looking for at Midwest Photo Exchange, Strobist's supporting equipment dealer. After saving a little money I threw down for my first light stand, umbrella and several clamps and some wireless triggers.
Everything made it the day of the event except the wireless triggers. I own a canon 430 and 580Ex with wireless TTL, which become my only option. No time to practice, no time to look through all the notes, just throw it up and wing it.
Brand new batteries helped a LOT. But a few drinks into the process did not. That goes for myself and others who participated but made for some great laughs. I will say this, nothing helps getting people in the photos more then the light stand with umbrella. Must look professional or something.
I have a ton of little projects I know I will be able to use the wireless triggers and get the most money for these flashes, off camera. Now starts the beginning in lighting and I am quite excited. I must say, it's quite embarassing after what I have seen and been learning about, but it's a start. Finally.
Below are a few samples of my new adventure. If you are looking for more pics to Tag you can find them on Harry Parker Photography Facebook Fan Page.