A couple weeks ago I had some fun with a friend. We were at a home football game and were behind the end zone with the band (I shoot a lot of band photos for them). He has one of the top end Canon point and shoot cameras that has a hot shoe on it. I got out my Yongnuo YN-560 II and a pair of radio triggers. We placed a trigger on the strobe and the other on his camera. After a few test shots we got the exposure dialed in on the manual setting (hint... it will usually be at around f/8 with the shutter near flash sync speed - I always do 1/160th of a second). He had the camera and I was holding the strobe. As he shot images I would move the strobe to different angles for the photo. We took multiple shots of each scene of band members. At one point I tossed a grid on the speedlight too. We probably took around 50 shots. It was awesome to play around with the lighting. He learned a little about shooting speedlights, and I got a chance to really play with light angles and effects.
So take a photography friend out with a camera, a pair of wireless triggers, and a speedlight. Have some fun just playing and experimenting. This is the best way to start to learn about the effects of lights on a shot!
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