Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Princess the Cat

Our cat has a little problem. His name is Princess. That's right Princess is a he. When we got him as a little kitten we were told he was a she so my kids named him Princess. The name has stuck because my oldest said she alway wanted a cat named Princess( she wouldn't go for the name Prince or Purple Rain).
The detail that you see in this photograph was captured by placing a single strobe bounced off a white umbrella at a 90 degree angle from the camera. This is a great example of why I seldom use an on camera flash straight on for my lighting. Better options are bouncing the light off a wall or ceiling or just taking the flash off the camera. Using the flash straight on produces very harsh light and eliminates shadows causing a very artificial look to pictures. Remember light is one of the most important factors when it comes to photography. As a photographer you can not work without light.

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