Sunday, September 27, 2009

Impromptu Seminar

I meet up with a random group of photographers every once in a while, and you never really know who's going to show up, how much experience you have etc.  Although someone else was putting together a demonstration on studio shooting, there were a few too many people there for just one set-up.  I grabbed a few people and ran a demonstration of some off-camera lighting techniques.  No "models" here, just normal photographers who don't usually get in front of the lens.  This is Andre, who had a great smile and a good look.

All of these were shot with shutter speed pulling ambient about 1.5 to 2 stops below ambient. A gridded CTO gelled flash camera right on Andre's face, and an un-gelled snooted flash as rim light coming from over Andre's back right shoulder about 8-12 feet back.

This also was my first opportunity to try out my new radiopopper JRX. They allow me to manually control and adjust the my flash powers directly from my camera. They're terrific.

It was great fun getting to teach and talk about taking pictures with people who are actually interested and willing to learn, and as always, I learn from everyone else just as much.

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