David Whitney French Photography | Creating a bit of drama with just one light - thank you Santa

Creating a bit of drama with just one light - thank you Santa

January 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Santa got me a new Christmas present - it was a light modifier called a 'Rogue 3 in 1 Flash Grid'. It is pretty amazing with what you can do with a one strobe, and a black background, and this modifier. 

I shot this photograph below with a a YN-560 III strobe fitted with this Rogue 3 in 1 Flash Grid. The strobe was placed at camera left. The subject was posed differently as well. The first few shots, the subject was looking directly at the camera, but when looking at the pictures, I felt a bit more action, such as possible removing or adjusting the hat, gave the photograph more interest. This was the final shot of the day ...

All images in this sitting were shot on a Nikon D610 with a 24-70 f2.8 lens.

If you are interested in an individual portrait of this type, or something that brings out your personality, I offer customized photo sessions to fit your needs. Send me an email at dwfphotography@gmail.com for further information.


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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!