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Poring Over the Picture

Photography after the sun goes down can be a challenge, especially if your subject is a person. Using the built-in flash is an option, but the light that comes from it is not always flattering. That’s why I like to use an off-camera Speedlite and a diffusion device whenever I am photographing people. This particular image was taken with a small softbox that is made for external flashes, and it helped me create a large, beautiful light source that flattered my subject. The flash was positioned so that there would be a nice catchlight in the eyes.

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ISO 640 • 1/20 sec. • f/5 • 71mm lens

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