Sunday, July 15, 2007
The Second Portrait of 2007
The second time was when i assisted Taggart in NYC.
We are going to Chicago on Wednesday for a quincenera and Carol's parents anniversary (i think it's their 50th). My contribution at these events is usually photographic, but i am never really prepared to make serious portraits. This year, though, i'll be ready.
Today, i set up one of my studio stands, propped an umbrella on it (unsecured) and set about photographing the family around the house. I am still corded so i had the flash tethered to an adapter on the hotshoe and had to hold the flash with one hand and the camera in the other.
I think the results are pretty good. Although, there are few things to work out: firing the flash remotely without buying a new flash; mounting the flash and umbrella to the stand; getting it out of my head that i'm in chicago.