The pictures above were obviously cropped, so you can't see the full effect of the side-lighting, but look at the picture below. You'll see there is more light on the left side of Livia's face (our right). Also by looking at the catchlights in her eyes, you can tell where I bounced the flash. I swiveled the flash up and to the right, and bounced it off the side of the shower wall.
Pretty decent catchlights for using flash, don't you think? ... and considering I don't know exactly what I'm doing.
For those of you learning how to use your Speedlite, here are my settings:
camera on manual mode
ss 1/30 (remember, 1/30 is waaaaay too slow to hand hold if you are using natural light. Flash stops movement, and a slow shutter speed allows more ambient light to come it. The opposite effect is a bright white person and a harsh dark background - yucky!)
flash on manual mode at 1/16 power
That's about as helpful as I can be at this point. ;-) I'll be sure and share if I learn anything new.
I apologize for not being able to do any blog visiting today...I so hope you'll understand! (A post on that to come). Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my 10 on Tuesday. Those posts take a bit of work with all the pictures, and your kind words motivate me to keep it going. I'll try my best!
Happy Wednesday! ♥