In a sun locked UK shooting goes on but it is definately harder to work as controlling all that extra light becomes a challenge armed with just a couple of Speedlights. We find ourselves at the limits – f/22, 1/200th second (Canon) and ISO 200 (Nikon). Life on the limit often produces fabulous results. If it was easy everyone would do it;-)
Delegates lining up a shot on the limits. 4 shooters and 4 different shots. We all take it in turns to shoot from different angles and all is very civilised. This was a rare on camera flash moment.
Here is my take on the shot. The boots do it for me :)
The 'look' is the key to a shot like this. We all had such fun creating the rapport to get a look of scincere depth in our shots. Lisa was very accomodating and a true professional. The background is stainless steel that has been attacked with an angle grinder and the lighting was on camera flash.
From one extreme to another. We were down to 1/30th at ISO 800 and f/3.5 for this bar sequence. If it rains on a workshop we take shelter in the cafes and bars of Bristol and just keep shooting.
This is classic 2 point lighting in a dark covered passage between buildings. I call it tunnel lighting, the rim light or kick light is soft and calm in this instance. Naturally occurring light like this is easy to find if you know what to look for.
Here are 3 reflection shots from the day. All natural light and with a fair bit of exposure compensation but shot on manual so we didn't need to dial it in.
Reflection 2. I love caught moments like this.
Purple is such a cool colour. This shot was so easy to shoot and it's delightful in it's simplicity.
This is another take on a familiar subject location for me.A single slash of zoomed in off camera flash lights the scene. This shot is all about subject position and framing. I love negative space in my shots. The space on the right is crying out for white text.
This was a day of shooting I’ll remember for some time to come. The buzz in the group was fantastic and made me realize exactly why I have the best job in the world. Please feel free to comment on the pictures or your experience on this shoot.