If you follow my blog, you know I stick pretty much with glamour, Boudoir and portraiture, but occasionally I get out of my comfort zone and do other types of sessions. About a month ago, one of my "fave" Make-up Artists got engaged and asked if I would shoot her "Save The Date" pictures.
Heidi wanted to shoot in the evening and wanted to stay away from the typical, light and airy kinda Engagement Shoots, so we met downtown and she brought along their English Bulldog, Capone.
So a majority of shots were done with my newly repaired SB-900 and an RPS 43" Brolly. If you recall, my SB-900 took a tumble when I was shooting Jessie and I finally got it back. I set-up the light stand and began shooting, but it wasn't triggering the Flex TT5 system. Later I discovered that the MODE on the SB-900 was set to AP, but for the Flex system to work it needs to be on TTL. I did the rest of the shoot using Nikon CLS, which works really well when it's dark.
What Did I Learn?
- Review all your gears' settings before a shoot, even your speed lights - as I noted above, if I would have checked my Flash, I could have used the Flex system instead of relying on CLS.
We moved for place to place setting up and breaking down. Had a fun time shooting Heidi and Sergio.
Congrats on your Engagement!!!