Too drab to shoot outdoors… go inside
Yesterday, I wrote about the long stretch of poor weather and light that we’ve had around central Alberta for the last few weeks. Not very good for shooting landscapes.
Shortly after I posted that I grabbed my old studio lights and hauled them upstairs to photograph Cooper. I brought up a small soft box and another light with a reflector that I used for the background. On that, I covered it with a sheet of white translucent plastic to diffuse and darken it.
Coop was a little suspicious until my daughter showed him a handful of carrots. He was still freaking out when the flashes popped. A handful of roast chicken got him more focused. LOL
The whole thing from beginning to end took less than five minutes. I learned years ago that when shooting kids or animals, THEY dictate the pace you shoot. Attention spans are very short and once they get cranky the shot is lost.
It’s not landscapes but it is photography.