I wanted to share some photos from the last bout I shot.
This was my first time using some off-camera flash at a derby bout and
have to say that i'm hooked now. still lots to learn, but i love it.
It's certainly not at convenient as on camera, your mobility goes out the window,
but the results are more dynamic than my typical on camera flash shots.
plus the potential is there to add some more depth with the directional lighting,
as opposed to the flatness I've been getting with shooting with just crappy ambient.
i've been in some venues that had neat ambient, almost stage lighting around the track.
not the case in this place, so it was nice to play with some of my own:
hopefully by next bout I can add another flash somewhere else to give me some more options during the action.
can't wait to keep practicing with this
these were all 50D with 85/1.8, 580exII on a stand about 8' up.
mostly f2.2, 1/320