The challenge for August is to get that speed light out of your closet and make some pictures with it. And the alternative topic is your interpretation of a Cube.
Corey demonstrated how easy and effective it is using only a single flash on a light stand with an umbrella. Learning to use your flash and to make it a regular part of your photography takes practice. One of the best sources of information and inspiration for using speed lights can be found on Strobist.com. I highly recommend the Lighting 101, 201, 301 tutorials.
Strobist is the world’s most popular resource for photographers who want how to learn to use their flashes like a pro. (Learn more here.)
Lighting newb? Welcome. Start with Lighting 101, just as millions of other photographers have done before you.
The Goal of Challenges
The purpose of the challenge is to give us a reason to get out there and create some photos that stretch our creativity and challenge our technical knowledge. So even if you have photos meeting this month’s challenge on your hard drive, take this opportunity to make some new ones.