A month or so back, a friend of mine had asked me to take some photos of her family… I’ve done family photos before, but usually it’s with parents who have young kids (I’m at that age where my friends are starting to have kids). So this was a nice departure, where it’s easy to get the subjects to actually look towards the camera… (then again, you don’t get the cute candid moments where the kid is definitely doing something he’s not supposed to be doing :))
The photos were done early evening, slightly before the golden hour, so the light still wasn’t great, and so I decided to use off camera flash. Sometimes I get a little too tunnel vision on doing things a certain way, I miss some other shots. I think I could have balanced the flash with the ambient a little better, or gone with some shots with just available light for a more natural look. Luckily, Greta and her brother and mom were great sports about it, and we had a great time. And they liked the pics too. So that’s good. Also, thanks to my buddy Rob for hucking my gear around and being my Voice Activated Lightstand. I treated him to a delicious vietnamese meal for his hard work.