happy prepared accident

After the sun sets it can be a little bit difficult for the photographer to get some good photos since the light source rapidly goes away.

However is when the difficult comes that the creativity and skills can overcome it to make still some pretty frames.

I love silhouette and I am going to share how I ” Prepare”  to get some silhouette frames as well as great frames with the use of one Flash.

List of equipment used here

Canon 5D ( original)
24-70mm 2.8L
Flash 580 EX  Off-camera on manual mode
Cactus V4 radio wireless triggers

The idea:
To explain this I will borrow the words of David Terry when he commented on the same photo I posted on my FB page:
” … Set your camera exposure for the sky and let the flash light up the couple. It’s perfect. Then when the flash doesn’t go off … it’s still perfect. Perhaps a better term is a happy prepared accident. ”

The Result:
Here is what happens when the flash “fails” to fire off

(1/60 sec at f/2.8  ISO 250)

And here with the flash firing on them

Here is another example of the same idea. The posing them in a superhero pose is optional😉

(1/200 sec at f/5.0  ISO 100)


(1/200 sec at f/5.0  ISO 100)

(1/200 sec at f/5.0  ISO 100)

(1/200 sec at f/5.0  ISO 100)

Thanks for visiting the blog, and share with me your happy “prepared” accidents and comments.

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