Since the family shoot I had scheduled yesterday was rained out, I decided to play around with off camera flash and take some photographs of my son’s beta fish for an assignment I was working on. The ‘theme’ for the assignment was ‘Shadows’, you can see my entry here, as well as all the other entries.
I choose this first one as my entry as I thought it had an interesting element, with the fish’s fins curled round as they are. Almost looks like a flower, and it isn’t obviously a fish at first glance.
I was shooting in a very dimly lit room, with only window light to see by, so I had to focus manually. I stopped down my aperture to f8, and reduced my flash output so as to only illuminate the fish but not the surroundings. I think the effect worked quite well.