This summer has been hot with not a drop of rain. Pretty much a drought. It's been pretty much a drought photography wise, too. It's just been too darn hot. However, yesterday it did rain big time...photography wise. I had the privilege of a couple of hours with Devin. And was offered a great location to boot. Here are four pix from yesterday's shoot.
For my photo students, the top three are using an off camera flash. The bottom is just window light. The technical stuff is as follows, numbered from the top down.
1. Outside (early before it got too hot) ISO 200, one Alien Bee with a 10 degree grid for the back hairlight and a Lowell silver reflector for the front key light just bouncing back the sun - shot at f6.3, handheld 1/100th of a second.
2. Inside. ISO 200, same Alien Bee for key, same grid, f5.6 at 1/80th.
3. Inside hallway. ISO 640, the one Alien Bee key is about 11 feet away just spotting the face. The rest is window light. f5.6 at 160th.
4. Inside. Just light filtering in from a large window. Pushed the ISO to 800 for an f5 at 1/60th of a second.
Acknowledgements - a big thanks to Devin's mom, Helene for coordinating the shoot. And a great huge thanks to "Momma" Jo and David for letting me invade their house for a couple of hours and traipse cable and lighting equipment all over the place. Oh yeah - thanks for the yummy lunch!!
If you're interested in Off-Camera flash techniques you can order and download a pdf ebook
called "Making Light" from CraftandVision.com on this page. It's an excellent guide and very reasonable. I keep a copy on my desktop for reference.
Thanks for stopping by. Ciao for niao.