Because it’s been snowing on a weekly basis, I haven’t had the opportunity to do a photo shoot outdoors in a very long time. I really, really miss it! There’s nothing like getting to photograph clients out in the open and capturing those impromptu moments that make photography such a joy for me! But I haven’t let the fact that “business is slow” get me down. In January, I practiced my indoor flash photography with my niece Isabella for her 1st birthday pictures. We arranged our little “studio” on my sister-in-law’s kitchen table, using a white table cloth as our backdrop. I also used my reflector, along with my flash to diffuse and bounce the flash light more naturally. And since I didn’t have all the proper equipment to get it perfect SOOC (straight of the camera), I relied on Photoshop to help me get that pristine white studio backdrop and correct some of the lighting issues I had. Even though natural light photography will always be my preference, I still enjoy using the down time to experiment with new techniques and ideas. I’ve also used the time to FINALLY create a Facebook fan page for Mad Hearts Photography! So if you can spare a moment, I would really appreciate it if you hopped on over and “like” it just this once!