Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Camera Camp, Day Two

On the first morning, our teacher told us that she isn't doing her job right if her students don't make a lot of mistakes. Well, she is a gifted teacher. I grasp the individual concepts but integrating them is terribly complex. I shot a lot of junk today. Once in a great while, though, it all falls together, as in the model shot above. I could explain how we set up the lighting but, you know, you'd be better off if you came here yourself.

We did outdoor night work after dinner. Getting the lighting right for something like this is difficult, painstaking work. You start with some basic principles and then build and adjust for whatever time it takes. This shot took us about an hour and a half to set up and light to Arlene Collins' approximate satisfaction. I learned something, though. The shot was built with three (or was it four?) flashes and the car headlights.


Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la gestion de la lumiere sur la première photo..

brattcat said...

Well, that kind of takes a bite out of spontaneity. But the results are pretty amazing.

Virginia said...

Is the bottom shot what happens when a student doesn't do it to Arlene's approximate satisfaction? She's tough B! :)

And it all took an hour and a half? No wonder my night Eiffel Tower shots stink. I threw that Canon on the bridge railing and fired away.

abigail184 said...

Cool! This really caught my attention!