Posting this image is a bit of a cheat: I was at an event that was all about photography. Me taking pictures of people taking pictures is kinda like going to a restaurant and being pleased about the food on the plate. Very nice, but pretty much expected. So this picture adds another level to the metaphotography meme–I’ve captured someone else’s flash. In this particular instance, that was entirely intentional. In a darkened hotel conference room, I set my shutter speed to 1 second, and tried to time my shots to correspond to Joe’s shots. It wasn’t terribly hard–I got a number of decent shots lit by his flashes. I like this shot because of the technical details that it show: three flashes all triggered, tri-grip diffusers, Joe’s typical diffuser on his flash, plus the fact that its all reasonably crisp, despite the 1 second shutter.
This second shot is from the Fall Dance I shot last year. My camera and flash were on a paint-pole, with the interval timer set to shoot images every few seconds. One of those images happened to capture one of the girls taking a picture (red skirt, upper third, just to the right), with her flash going off. Since this shot was taken at 1/50s and done with an interval timer, the fact that I captured her flash is complete luck. That’s OK with me. Its a fun result for me, purely for the technical luck.