Sunday, May 23, 2010
I spent some time this weekend making pictures for the Freedom Valley Center of the Arts. I had the chance to create some individual pictures on white seamless, and group pictures on stage.
I had a few challenges.
The first was I needed to find a way to do something "creative" while I was there. The pictures I was there to make are created through my "technical" mind. Once I have a setup put together, the hard part is trying to interact with the people out in front of you. I also wanted to get a picture or two that was out of the norm.
The second challenge was determining how could I go back and forth between stage pictures and individuals. Ideally, I would simply have the stage lights set on one trigger frequency, and my individual lights set on another. However, I do now own 5 trigger receivers. In fact I only have 2, and both were needed for the stage lights. I couldn't take time to move them around. Of course, when I realized this I had a one of those fantastic moments of absolute terror that strike when you aren't sure what to do. I calmed down, remembered that my Bees can be triggered optically and set my on board flash 1/100 power. For the stage I used ISO 1600, and used ISO 200 for the seamless. Power levels on the flashes were set to give me the same aperture in both locations. It was just a matter of turning some dials as I walked back and forth. Simple right?
The final challenge was trying to tear down fast enough. I got it done, but I need to find a way to be faster at that.
Posted by Ken at 7:25 PM