Here are a few more pictures and techniques from last Monday’s creative shoot.
I could have shot this frame with the ST-E2 as a trigger but why when I’ve got Pocket Wizards? The PWs are easier to set up because they don’t need the Speedlights in ‘Slave’ mode. What a faff that was delving into unforgiving menus on a 580EX11. I shot this at ISO200, 1/200th second at f/16. If you have been on a recent lighting workshop of mine you will probably have guessed that exposure ;-)
I chose a low key treatment for this frame. A single Speedlight as a key. Natasha looks like she is pinned to the gates as if in chains. It’s a bit dramatic I know but I’m writing this listening to the end of Purple Rain by Prince ;-) For this frame I chose 1/1000th second at f/4. Now I diddn’t need a shallow depth of field as I was just trying out the hyper sync ability of the Pocket Wizard system. (remember to switch hypersync on on the Speedlight during the rig otherwise your camera will be limited to 1/200th).
We had a great day on Monday. As it was one of my ‘Creative Days’ amongst friends there were no clients and mistakes are allowed. The pictures we shot were gritty and punchy but we also explored creating subtle versions by tweaking the aperture open a few stops when using TTL.
Please feel free to comment on these shots.