David Whitney French Photography | Improving the Light

Improving the Light

November 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I was recently asked to photograph a headshot for a client in their home. Not a big deal, but when I arrived, my flash unit was not doing the trick. I had a single light set-up and was going to use my Impact Softbox, a favorite of mine for outdoor portraits. I thought I would give it a try in a smaller venue. After taking a few test shots, I realized that while the softbox was working to a degree, the low ceiling provided for a much better light dispersal. With the low ceiling, I was able to get a much less harsh shadow which resulted in what you see below. 


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Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.



I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!