Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My nephews rule...

... roasting marsh mellows, swinging from a tire and playing in the tree house.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cold Shot (band)

... Photos i grabbed of a band called "Cold Shot" at Crystal Tavern in Crystal City, MO.

When I am in town (my home town) I am always drawn to this bar.  This band was unusual (and thus intriguing) because they had a fog machine and some cool portable stage lights.  Very unusual to see a laser light show at Crystal Tavern.  They rocked... and i enjoyed the show.

I did not get any usable shots highlighting the lights they set up and the fog machine... need more practice with AE lock... and I did not chose wisely with my exposure mode.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jane Eyre (play)

... Theatre Lab's production of Jane Eyre, a musical drama.  This was a great show to shoot... and I usually don't care for musicals (grin).  The costumes were visually cool - which surprised me since I assumed victorian "Charlotte Bronte" era garb would be quite dull but on stage it looked great.

This was the first show I shot using the new Flex/MiniTTL Pocket Wizards.  I did not have the TTL ratios set properly but they worked - when I was not blazing away and did not allow the flash batteries to charge in time.

Stand mounted 580EXII strobe with stofen at 10 feet camera left and 10 feet camera right respectively.  High enough for me to roam left and right wirelessly beneath them.  This is going to be a great way to shoot and allow low ISO with bright picture!  All done using the 70-200 2.8L IS.  I am very happy with the results.

Click on the title of the post to get to the Flickr set.  There is the entire show on there!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Theatre Lab May Showcase

... Photos from the 2009 Honors Conservatory May Showcase at the Theatre Lab.   These pictures do not do the performances much justice.  The dress rehearsal was held in a basement room due to a last minute change and I only had an on-camera flash with me.

To get rid of the drab walls, metal chairs and other detritus I shot as high-key as possible.  This artistic license was the only thing i could think of that would punch them up.   These are the ones that I found salvageable.  Where o' where is a black curtain or wood floor when you need one.

... Took forever to edit these.  Between Artomatic and a work trip to Moscow, it was hard to find time to edit.  Click on the title of the post to get to the Flickr set for download.