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Guus (updated)

Guus at nearly 10 months old.

 

I've been an available light fundamentalist for quite some time. I love my Tamron 28-75/f2.8, and was pondering buying a 20/f1.8 to have even more low light capabilities.

 

At the same time I was trying (and still am) to get a nice shot of my two boys (nearly 1 and nearly 3 years old) interacting together. With the fast apertures it is impossible to get both focused. It is hard enough for me to get the timing and the compostion right, and if I do, I always have a focussing dilemma. Hence I desided to give flash a go, and got the Speedlite 430ex this week.

 

I'm now playing with it and practicing bouncing of walls. This shot has the flash bounced via the left side wall, and a window on the right. Since I now aim at shooting with f8-isch apertures (this one was at 1/60s, f7.1, 400 iso) I even pulled out the kit lens, since I like it's focal range for indoor work, and it is optically fine at moderate apertures.

 

I'm happy with the purchase, and will try even harder to get the 2 kid shot done.

 

PS

My wife is always arguing that I should get the entire head in the picture, whereas I always turn up with shots like this one. Opinions welcome.

 

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Taken on November 19, 2005