We decided to add some video content to what was primarily a stills shoot of dancer, Erika Quan. This wasn't the music she was dancing to, but the slow motion really required something a little more smooth.
Here are a couple images from my recent shoot with Senator Patty Murray. She was on set for less than three minutes. I wish I could have spent a little more time talking to her as she has a really interesting perspective on politics and policy making, but I'm grateful I had the opportunity to capture her likeness.
Isabel - Project manager/producer extraordinaire.
Often when shooting with notable people, the time allotted to you is quite short. This means there is no time to adjust lighting and no time to backtrack and try something different. In preparation for a sitting with Senator Patty Murray (photos to follow), I recalled a sports illustrated shoot that utilized multiple lighting setups to get the look the mag wanted and the look the photographer wanted.
Since I needed to create images for multiple uses, I needed multiple lighting scenarios. However, as mentioned before, I had very little time for the actual sitting. This is where SpeedCycler comes into play. This function is usually used in arena sports photography. In this case however, it allowed me to shoot all three different lighting concepts in less than a second.
Here is a basic breakdown of the setups with some early tests.
I am excited about the possibilities this tool can provide in the future. Here are a couple more images I made with this set prior to Senator Murray's arrival. Photos of Senator Murray to follow....
Some landscapes from my recent trip to the coast. Who says you need a wide angle? It was actually a beautiful day, with a high of 74°.