I wanted to try something different. Shooting half a session with flash and shooting half a session at a burger place that is typically busy. I like to challenge myself to find the best light and spots to shoot even when there are many challenges that could arise. For the Gott’s shoot I spotted a table in the corner that had no one around it so we could have some room to move around. Originally, I wanted to shoot in front of the building, but it was too crowded. Also, the sun was hitting it sideways which meant the light was not ideal. I quickly decided to choose shooting in the back of Gott’s, where it had full shade and some fun cute walls too that tell the story of where it is. Quick Tip: If you have the choice to shoot in a spot with great light always take that over a spot with not ideal light but its cuter. I always say wherever the best light is always makes for the best pictures!
When it came to shooting at Fosters Freeze I had them underneath the lights outside so that they had light on their faces. Then I shot my flash directly at the lights above them to bounce the light back on them. The key to using flash is finding where the light source is and figuring out how to bounce it on your subjects in the right direction. Also, if you are struggling with flash go out and do a whole shoot with it. Try new things, take a class on flash and experiment!