improving my flash skills
i've been bumbling around with off-camera flash for a while now but it has been more wild guesses and lucky hits to get the correct exposure. i could usually get what i needed but i didn't know how i was doing it. until i got the One Light DVD from zack arias. i've tried lots of other methods of learning about flash; it seems everyone has a workshop or a video or an online tutorial and i've paid for and used just about all of them. i've read books and manuals. still wasn't exactly sure what i was doing. i decided to suck it up and spend the money on zack's DVD because i couldn't find a single review online that said it wasn't worth it or it was a waste of time. not a single one. and now i know why. it makes sense that photographers are visual people, right? so why have i been trying to read about flash instead of seeing someone explain it and show it in action? zack does just that. and he's so good at what he does that i now understand the inverse square law of light. if you don't know what it is, google it and then tell me zack isn't a genius for being able to explain it to lame-os like me.
if you're my friend on facebook, you've already seen this photo but for the rest of you here is my first attempt at using off-camera flash after watching the DVD. i've still got a ton to learn but at least now i know what to study: