RayFlash Fun

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:13+00:00 March 7th, 2011|3 Comments

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, 1/25 sec at ƒ/4, ISO 100

This is Dedi. He’s one of the awesome people that works at a community center that I’ve been volunteering at for just over a month now. He’s a really cool guy, too … so cool, in fact, that he let me use his photograph I took last week of him on this blog post. :)

I brought my camera to the center to photograph the kids so they can tinker around with the photos in Photoshop. Dedi was kind enough to sit down to let me test out my settings … I basically just stuck a RayFlash (my old Nikon one) onto a Canon 430EX flash (it’s a bit snug, but it fits okay), and use the flash along with a bit of ambient window light to get this look. It was simple, and fun … the kids seemed to enjoy it. They were a bit distracted so I’m not sure if they ever got around to doing anything with the photos (yet), but if I ever get my hands one one I’ll see if I can share it here with you guys. :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.


  1. Luke Burrage March 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Did you buy a new camera? I’m sure you normally use the 7D or the 60D, and these last few shots are 5D mark II.

  2. Ian Harding March 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Awesome pic Nicole. That’s awesome that you volunteer so much. Keep it up. :)

  3. Nicole March 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    @Luke – Yes, I recently bought a used 5DMKII. Wanted to add a full-frame to my arsenal of camera gear. :)

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