The last shot of the day deserves first spot here. Two 580 EX11 Speedlights triggered by the ST-E2 provided the illumination from the front. The sun gave us a nice backlight and spectral highlight. The Speedlights were fitted with full CTO gels and the camera white balance was set to 3800K.
This was my last Urban Portrait workshop of it’s kind. In 2010 I will be using radio triggering for all my Speedlight shooting events. I will still be using the ST-E2 and the SU-800 next month in Sienna for my ‘Passion on the Streets’ workshop and for the final ‘Cherish the Dress’ workshops of the season. But after that it’s time to move on.
I was asked to demo the new Pocket Wizard TTL system and as we had an all Canon cast of delegates I duly obliged. The shallow depth of field is enough to show just how good this new flash triggering system is. ISO200, 1/3200th second at my beloved f/4. Same Honl gel rig as above on the key light and I used a Honl 1/2 CTB on the backlight.
A new piece of artwork by Jody demanded a few frames.ISO200, 1/200th second at f/16
For my cafe shooting session just after lunch I demonstrated the high ISO capability of the 5Dmk11. This shot is at ISO6400 and it looks great.
Another ISO6400 frame of Sarah our model, from my Canon 5Dmk11.
The delegates. Obscured by Canon for privacy reasons. 1/10th second at f/8 ISO200. I teach how to do the Lovegrove flick and get a bit of random in the shot. This group really gelled and we had a great day of fun and creativity.
Here's something different to end the set. If you have a white washed window in your local high street and a Speedlight. Pop it on the camera and get creative.
Please feel free to comment on these pictures below and please share your experiences of the day if you were a delegate. You can always ask me non related or off topic questions on Twitter the choice is yours.