10|40 Bedtime Rascal

Last year, when I was posting a photo every day, when I didn’t get anything during the day and pulled out the camera while putting the kids to bed to try to get something.  Needless to say, it didn’t help get them in the mood for sleep.  But I did get some of my favorite photos of they year.

I haven’t had the camera out at bedtime for awhile. On this evening the baby was charming me and I was trying to get a few (more) of her.  Then this little rascal appeared.  

I used a flash for this photo.  I have a Canon 430EXII Speedlite.  I have the flash set on auto – TTL (through the lens metering).  I swiveled the head of the lens up and off to the right.  It’s bouncing off the wall and ceiling.  I am still figuring out how to get good photos with a flash.  For a long time, I didn’t use a flash because I disliked photos taken with a camera’s pop up flash. (Don’t you?)  It was when I wanted to take some photos after sundown that I got a flash and started experimenting.

2 thoughts to “10|40 Bedtime Rascal”

  1. I loved your bedtime photos last year and I love this one too. I also prefer natural light and haven't experimented much with the flash. I do have a light scoop (?) to bounce the flash, and I've used it a few times in the past. . . I might just get it out again!

  2. Something I find challenging about is you only see the light on the viewfinder after the fact. But, it can be a life saver after sunset and my kids are entertained by it.

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