Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mazel Tov!

So, I shot a Bar Mitzvah this past weekend. Family deal, so no real pressure. (Heh!)

However, as with any event taking place in a big ugly auditorium lighting can be a bit of an issue. Here's what we're working with:

Ugh! OK, what to do? Well, you can throw a flash on the camera.


Yikes! A little harsh. Well, the show hasn't started yet, now what? Think fast. Run out to the car, get the light stand from the trunk and stick a strobe (Nikon SB800!) to the right of the stage. You can trigger that one with the strobe that you have on the camera and if you point this one at the ceiling you can get a nice soft fill light. Whew... let's see.


OK, then. Much more interesting. We've got a little more depth here. Also finding a good angle to clean up the background helps, too.

And here's the young man and proud parents.

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