Curated Photos | February 15 | Marc Nagainis

Off camera flash and film is a mysterious mix of maths and luck, timing, common sense and trial and error that result in a glorious mix of light and shadow.  I love a well lit photo, especially old 40's Hollywood style portraits, with their strong blacks and wonderful shadows.  Those are the type of portraits I want to produce. For me, flash portraiture is a special blend of alchemy that I occasionally get right, but most times I just blow up the room :)  I'll be the first to admit that for me, it just doesn't "click" like some other facets of film photography.  I'm not there yet, but I'm going to keep trying.  Here is a selection of images from this weeks theme Off Camera Flash.

Michael Behlen will curate next week, and he has chosen the theme "After Dark".  Interpret it as you will :) You may submit your "After Dark" shots here.