Day 209 – A new toy

There was a photographer (Bruce Press) at TAM using this interesting bounce device and I was so fascinated, I had to ask him about it. Bruce told me how it throws 80% of the flash straight up and only directs 20% onto the subject. Very nice for indoor event photography.  I just had to get myself one and it arrived today.

And of course, I had to test it out. But not too much. After all, the Opening Ceremonies are on, and I love, love, love the Summer Olympics.

No harsh shadows, pretty nice. I can’t wait to work with this some more.  Like, maybe shooting some people for a change!  But tonight, it’s the critters again.   Not bad for on-camera flash.

Gotta go. They’re about to light the torch.

Awaiting moderation

Sigh. I changed my screen name from bluelyon to my real name, Carissa. Everything else is the same…blog name, email address, and yet I am relegated to moderation jail.  I know this is just a quirk of the WordPress system, and it will cease eventually, but it still bugs me and I just had to vent.