Happy child with harmonica

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One evening, I caught a few shots of the boys playing in their room. Lucas was humming away on the harmonica and had this great laughing face which I was lucky enough to capture. It feels as if every time I pick up my camera I learn a new trick, or principle, or technique, or at least a small portion thereof. I think I caught the light just right here. I used a tethered speedlite on manual mode and held it off to the left of Lucas. At least I think that’s what I did. If I didn’t, then I had the flash facing off to the left and used the left wall as a giant light modifier to bounce the light from.

My next adventure in flash photography is to juggle my tethered speedlite with a small softbox I ordered form Amazon attached to the end of it. I tried it tonight but it felt really clumbsy and the box kept falling off or getting in the way of the lite’s distance sensor. Any advice out there? Anybody wanna come and be my assistant?

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