Recently, when time allows I’ve enjoyed experimenting in a couple of photographic techniques using natural light and creative off-camera flash.
During a recent trip to Clarendon Dock in Belfast, I combined these two techniques with another experiment I’d wanted to try and that was working in an unplanned way and in a location which was new to me, so I was in a position where each image was being created on the spot, and images captured were totally dependant on the surroundings and available light.
It was a very bright and sunny autumnal mid-afternoon which made for extremely challenging photographic conditions. In terms of natural light it was full sun with no clouds in the sky so the light was very hard in nature and contrasy, causing deep shadows and very bright highlights. As for off-camera flash, this technique requires the natural light to be ‘overpowered’ in favour of a flash being the main illumination so again, full sun was far from ideal.
Despite the very bright conditions for photography, we all had a great afternoon and enjoyed the sun. Here’s a few of the images…