Beautiful Black-Eye Susan | Working with Off-Camera Flash

Tonight I went out for a 4-mile jog and found some gorgeous flowers around the neighborhood. I used them to make some really pretty names (which I will share in a later post). The one I am most proud of though, is this beautiful yellow sunflower that I found right outside of an apartment complex down the street.

I was so excited that I had to photograph it tonight. What started out as a normal, somewhat plain shoot turned into a full color-bursting set once I got into my creative mode.

yellow sunflowers in a vase two twenty photos

What started as a casual set up turned into a full on colorful creative once my creative mode kicked in. Then I just went crazy with the sunflowers. Obsessions took over and I cannot be more proud with the results.

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I added the paint bottles that I had around from last Saturday when I painted the lemonade stand.

yellow and pink flowers two twenty photos

Then I started playing with angles and depth of fields to try to get that perfect capture. At the same time, i’m IMPRESSED at what my flash can help me do!

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yellow sunflower two twenty photos

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