Good evening all,
This is my first post back after breaking the promise to myself that I would do what it takes to become proficient with my new toy.
I'm ashamed to say that I allowed my "focus" to wander and life took over. I love this site and am hoping that you will forgive my lapse and offer support for my return.
What brings me back is the frustration of never quite knowing what to do when the big moment arrives and I scramble to respond with my camera. And just lately, it has been portrait photography that has been exposed as my biggest weakness (which is not to say that every facet of my photo taking is not weak - lol)
My family have asked me to take portraits for a couple of different reasons, and each time I plan to take them outside, later in the day so that I can take advantage of natural . And then for one reason or another we end up inside at night time under flourescent lighting.
I have the basic 1000D and no lighting other than the flash. I have a floor lamp that can provide directional , but not much else. Oh - and my technique is not that great either. now that I am back, I will bury myself in the fantastic resources available.
However, any thoughts on getting OK lighting on a budget would be appreciated.
Thanks for having me back.