I spent a good few hours trying to learn about flash photography today. I played with all sorts of ideas, objects and angles of flash, just to get a feel for my manual Yongnuo 560 Speedlite. I attempted to capture falling grains of barley, flowers floating on water, bananas, pebbles, seed heads and my other half – all with with varying degrees of success. In the image of the day, I placed a reflector behind the toy and the flash off camera to the left. It is a simple image but I felt it demonstrated today’s lessons.
In other news, I was also thrilled to find that yesterday’s 365 image got an ‘Explore’ on Flickr! If you don’t know what an Explore is, Flickr describes it as follows:
Explore is Flickr’s way of showcasing the most interesting photos within a given point in time – usually over a 24 hour period. Flickr receives about 6,000 uploads every minute – That’s about 8.6 million photos a day! From this huge group of images, the Flickr Interestingness algorithm chooses only 500 images to showcase for each 24-hour period. That’s only one image in every 17,000!