At the big one’s insistence, I’m doing some more Taekwondo themed shots. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and begin experimenting with the new flash as well. It’s been a long, long time since I used an external flash unit, and that one was about as basic as they came.
Needless to say I’m a bit rusty. So rusty in fact that I hesitate to post this image. I’d been relying on the flash to freeze her motion mid-kick, and was less than completely successful. Rather than reshoot, I’m going to post it anyway because:
- I don’t have time to reshoot this evening
- This project is in part about expanding my skills, so not every shot is going to be perfect
- While the picture isn’t as sharp as I’d like, the moment is exactly what I wanted to capture
So here’s the big one’s wheel kick, a split second before impact. I’ll keep experimenting, and will revisit this shot in the future.