It’s down to my last two weeks of course work in The International Academy of Wedding Photographers! It’s down to watching two more modules, submitting 5 more homework assignments, and one quiz. I am almost a certified wedding photographer!!
The final course I’m working on is all about using flash on and off the camera, which takes some patience and practice! So what do you do when you need to get some assignments done on a day when Cameron teaches late classes and you can’t go anywhere? You bribe the almost four year old into “sorta” staying put.
Darrow’s idea of fun doesn’t involve posing for photos. He didn’t like the flash. He didn’t like that I’d dressed him up not on a church day. And he did not like standing where I wanted him to. I learned to let him sit/stand where he wanted and I quickly moved the flashes or myself to get the effect I needed. And I think I ended up with some new favorite portraits of this little man!
The assignment was to use four different lighting styles, so we tried a number of set ups and some worked and some had half a model in the shot as he ran off. But, here are some of my favorites from the quick mini session!
Soft Box and Rim Light
Soft Box with Feathering
Finally he was done. He declared he was going in. I had one last setup I needed to do. A game of Red Light Green Light was my last ditch effort to get the shots. Suddenly he was all about “helping”.
Rim Light and Soft Box with Feathering
You know what’s funny? I think I’m most proud that I was able to get my kids to cooperate just long enough to get this assignment done! Photographing toddlers is rough!