As a working professional, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to produce creative pictures without physically corrupting the environment's original elements.
So, in my quest to search for ideas and answers to my unanswered questions a some years ago, I chanced upon a photographer named Joe McNally over the internet. Joe opened my eyes to a world of photography I had never known. His method was simply - Light!
Here's a quote from Joe McNally himself on light..
I have always thought of light as a language. I ascribe to light the same qualities and characteristics one could generally apply to the spoken or written word. Light has color and tone, range, emotion, inflection, and timbre. It can sharpen or soften a picture. It can change the meaning of a photo, or what that photo will mean to someone. Like language, when used effectively, it has the power to move people, viscerally and emotionally, and inform them..
Through the countless research I made, the conclusion was simple - to improve on one's flash photography, all we need to do was to use the flash OFF the camera instead of ON the camera (for users of DSLR cameras with hot shoe). But to do so, one would require some sort of trigger / sensor for the flash to communicate with the camera so that they can be operated simultaneously. The obvious choice was the Pocket Wizard radio triggers.
I love these devices and would say that it's definitely worth the investment. These devices practically opened up a myriad of creative opportunities for me to venture into just like the 2 pictures in my previous blog post under Kee Kiat & Melissa's Romantic Love Affair.
Here are the awesome devices I'm presently using for my shoots.
Oh, just in case you're wondering if I work for Pocket Wizards or they paid me to say something about them, nothing of such sort. I simply enjoy using these devices made by them which propelled my skill set upwards and I thought it'll be good to share.
Have a wonderful day ahead!