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As a ‘Youth Leader’ you sometimes have to get involved in some of the scenarios to help teach the cadets what to do in these situations…
Today I managed to find a small sort of tutorial session type event. Well more here is a light set up and a model, call us if you need help… At first all a bit daunting for me, shy, quiet and now I have a model in front of me that I can direct and tell what to do…
The better shots
The lights were set up with:
- A main light, above and front of the model
- Grid light camera left, aimed at the waist
- Another grided light high and behind the model
- Yet another grided light above camera right
- Red gel from camera right aimed at the background and model…
One of the problems with the above image is the fact that the hat causes a shadow from the light above. Solution, add reflectors to bounce the light back under the hat to light up the eyes, or remove the damn hat…
Not liking the hat it soon went, and so did a few buttons with a wind blower added for good measure.
It was that time of year again where one of biggest free music festivals, if not the biggest festival, took place in Coventry at the weekend (2nd-4th July)
I have shot the last Godiva Festival in 2009 as well.
First up was Detroit Social Club
With the above image I think that the lens hood was was not on properly providing the bottom left and upper right corners with some darkening.
Next up was Badly Drawn Boy
Now for the headliners: ASH
The first band I mainly shot with the 24-70 and 70-200 and kept the 70-200 on for Badly Drawn Boy after the crowd shots. For ash however the bassist was pretty good in his stances and provided a fair few opportunities for the photographers… In comparison to last year I believe that I have definitely improved on getting closer to the stage but I still need to work on being faster in shooting and practice more with including the stage lighting. Despite this I think that this is not a bad first attempt at being in the ‘pit’ to get images and I will be considering getting into ‘pits’ across venues in Coventry…
Camera + big lens + drink (them not me) =
To improve more for next time I think I will read up on dealing with red stage lighting and see about getting a second body so I can use two lenses at once rather than switching and to gain more variety in the images I capture…
These days the internet is becoming more and more widely used and more and more information gets added. The common ways to spread your information out to the big wide world is to use Twitter, Facebook or even Blogs which are then sent round via Twitter and Facebook. Since I follow a fair few people on Twitter I needed a way to collect mine and the most relevant ‘Tweeters’ ‘Tweets’. Therefore I decided to use ‘Google Reader’ to do this job. Here I can subscribe to Blogs and Twitter feeds to save time on scrolling through hundreds of ‘Tweets’ to find the more important. So I have now added Subscriptions to the ‘Tweeters’ that I feel are most beneficial to me and my practice. Ted Talks is a great place to look at interviews of Practitioners in many fields of work. I follow myself to find any interesting Tweets that I ‘Retweeted’ and locate any I posted and want to go back to. Naturally I am following my lecturer and soon the Photography course Twitter feed to see the latest updates and information relating to my course. As for Strobist I want to learn the ways of off camera flash and so I follow ‘Strobist’ to learn from any techniques that the owner David Hobby has posted or ‘Retweeted’.
In the near future I am to use this feature more and more to collate valuable Tweets with relevant information.