I'm interested in taking some low-key shots of my kids, but haven't been able to get the lighting setup correct. I think I'm going about it the wrong way by using a single SB-800. Does a speedlight throw out too much light for this type of photography?
#2. "RE: Low-key photography & a Speedlight" In response to Reply # 0
I am also a newbie to really understanding flash photography - largely for portraits of my grand kids. I am using D300 and SB600 flash. Amongst other things that haveworked for me - and is pretty cheap - is to buy a Gary Fong Lightsphere. Lighting quality has improved immensely. I have just bought a basic studio lighting system so I'm sure I'll be on this forum asking for a lot of help in near future. Be warned!