Jan. 1, 2013

Photos from Thanksgiving 2012

Mom Enjoying a Cuppa

I visited my parents over Charlotte over Thanksgiving. My brother and his girlfriend, Margaret, came to visit as well. They’ve been together for a bit, but I hadn’t a chance to meet Margaret until this visit—not that I had any doubts, but she was super nice and a fun person to have around.

I tried to take a few shots on Thanksgiving day, but I sort of ended up painting myself into a corner with a lighting setup that was a little too complicated for my own britches. (I had two flashes, one with a LumiQuest Softbox LTp, and one with a regular LumiQuest Softbox. I was using a line-of-sight flash trigger—Canon’s ST-E2—which usually works great, but my flashes were on opposite ends of the kitchen and that didn’t play so well with the line-of-sight part.)

In the following days, though, I pared down my setup to solely a LumiQuest Quik Bounce mounted to an on-camera 580EX II and that worked out much better—I was able to open the baffles on the Quik Bounce and that allowed me to bounce a some of the light off the ceiling, which helped soften the light quite a bit. When next Thankgiving comes around, I’ll probably try to stick with a more simplified setup (like I had on the latter days) rather than overthinking things quite so much.

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3 Responses to “Photos from Thanksgiving 2012”
  1. Margaret says:

    Ashley – these are awesome, the light is fantastic. Also, you’re the sweetest:)

  2. A. Bischoff says:

    Oh, thanks so much, Margaret!

  3. kobayshi bear says:

    Kobayshi gains Joey Chestnut this time. It’s fascinating in order to see exactly how they consume satay, not sure exactly what satay is actually?

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