Following Tuesday evening's Higher Photography session where we were learning about the use of flash for portraiture I decided to try out my two camera top flashes, which are capable of being used as slaves, to do a still life. I used one on my camera as the fill flash angled upwards to bounce off the ceiling, while the other was off to the left on a stand and set directly at the subject with a diffuser as the main flash. I think the effect is quite good for a quick effort this morning. I also converted the image to black and white and softened them both to try and remove some of the creases in the background cloth (very quickly put together) and I think this has worked quite well too, with the B&W showing the shadow at the base of the candle quite nicely.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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