I like photography. My niece, Melissa, asked me to photograph her baby shower. I was thrilled. It’s no small honor.
I’m not a lighting guy. I own very little lighting gear. All I brought was a strobe. On top was a piece of Ikea plastic shelf liner. It scatters light everywhere and removes shadows. Cheap trick.
Using a single light has its limits. You can’t have deep backgrounds. They’ll just fade to nothingness. That’s a concern.
I brought three lenses, used two. This is packing light.
On its own, a camera/strobe combo like this won’t give you good shots without a little tinkering. I’m constantly spinning dials and resetting parameters. Lots of different looks without moving!
I shoot for emotion–a memorable moment. Not every shot succeeds. I’d like to think the people in my photos enjoy them.