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Playing with the new flash cord I got to connect my camera to the flash gun without having it on the camera.

Playing with the new flash cord I got to connect my camera to the flash gun without having it on the camera.
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deonjacquespieterse
 
deonjacquespieterse December 07, 2016
I like the effect of the lighting.
philipdrispin PRO+
philipdrispin December 07, 2016
I held a flash in my hands and tripped the shutter with a wireless remote. I was just having a little fun.
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry May 06, 2017
Wonderful shot with great lighting..
speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 June 15, 2018
Amazing portrait, great light. Nice work Phillip.
Lambertphotos
 
Lambertphotos March 13, 2019
Too good. POV is sweet!

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was captured while standing in the living room of our home, I was playing with the camera and the new Nikon flash gun..
Time
Evening
Lighting
There is something to be said about serendipity. I had put my camera on a tripod and I was trying out a cord that I had purchased for the flash. So I put the flash in the palms of my hand ad tripped the camera using a remote. I am prone to making silly faces and the camera caught this one.
Equipment
Camera: D800E by Nikon, Manfroto 055 Tripod, Nikon Flash.
Inspiration
As explained above I was playing with new equipment that I had purchased and took a couple of selfies while making goofy faces.
Editing
I just turned the original image into a Monochrome image using the Photoshop editor for B&W.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800E, Nikon Lenses: 16mm Fisheye, 14-24 f/2.8, 24-70mm, 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8, 24-300mm, SIGMA 150-600. A large variety of filters, Pluto remote trigger, extra batteries, Manfroto Tripod.
Feedback
Playing with your equipment and learning what it can do helps you in the day to day process of capturing images when the stakes are a little higher.

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