Getting creative with random kids in #Bali… While playing around with a #sunset #selfportrait on a beach using an off-camera flash, a local crowd gathered to watch me. This kid wandered into my frame, so I picked him up to use him as a prop! This photo would be a #silhouette if not for the #flash, so if you’re interested, here’s how you would accomplish a shot like this: 1). Set your camera to manual exposure on a tripod. 2). Adjust the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed to expose for the sunset. My settings here happen to be ISO400, f8, 4sec. 3). Place your flash to the left or right of camera to get more shapely shadows. You’ll need a wireless trigger on your camera. Put your flash in manual mode, and test out how much power output you need to fill the shadows on your subject. 4). I have a wireless shutter remote in my right hand on a 2 sec delay. This allowed me time to pick up the kid before the camera fires. 5). Because the burst of the flash is so instantaneous, we are sharp even though we’re moving. The black shadow beneath me is the trail of my silhouette over the other 4 seconds the shutter was open.
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