Photography has become a real hobby for me lately. I never intended to become a photographer initially. I bought my camera because I wanted better pictures on the blog and I didn't have the money to pay anyone.  

Some 9 months later and I've become quite the shutter bug. I love experimenting and trying new techniques. My latest is the art of bounching flash.  

 

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It's essentially bounching flash off of something to get softer, more natural lighting. The results are amazing! I won't bore you with the technical lingo of it all, but the technique really works. 

I bounced the flash behind me to create more fill flash. Now, the ceilings were white and low so the results vary based on the environment, but I at least no what I can do inside a house.  

Also, my mom's dogs or Petey are always my test subjects on new techniques. So pet lovers enjoy!!   

All pictures taken with these settings:  

f2.8 1/80 sec 800 ISO flash manually set to 1/32 

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So there you have it. Bounce flash is real! I can now incorporate this into more shoots in the future. I was always anti-flash, but now I'm a bit more open to the possibilities of it. 

Some none pet examples:  

Boris, picture taken in a pitch black room.  

Boris, picture taken in a pitch black room.  

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Life is for Living, 

Michael B.  

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