For this month I picked ‘use a location to wow’ which is exactly what happened when I edited the final picks. This is the start of a new series I’m working on, so stay tuned for more!
Details about this shoot:
Location – skywalk
Lighting – triggered flash on a light stand
Setup – camera on tripod, wireless connection to phone for preview/trigger
For this particular sci fi inspired character, I wanted it to seem as though I was in a spaceship & knew that using a skywalk a night would do the trick. (In case anyone doesn’t know, a skywalk is a tubular walkway put in between buildings to protect people from the weather.) Because it was night though, I knew I’d need flash to help light myself as well as the background. I put my flash on a light stand and positioned it directly behind my camera. I used the remote trigger that came with the set, so I could fire the flash at the exact moment my camera shutter opened. It took a few trial runs, but once I had my settings right, I was able to capture some great images. I love the leading lines and glow on the floor in the background and how it compliments my theme.
This month’s lesson was to be persistent. I hadn’t used this setup before, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do, so with the help of particular tools and persistence, I was able to achieve my vision. I am so in love with the 5d mark iv’s wireless capability! It allowed me to compose myself with my phone, adjust exposure, & trigger the timer all with ease. Another awesome tool was my flash’s remote. I only needed one light source for this shoot, so didn’t bother with another flash or stand, but had no way to trigger the flash because it wasn’t in the camera’s hot shoe. Then I played around with the remote that came with the set & saw that if I timed it just right, I could simply press the button and my scene would be lit.
I am so pleased with how these turned out. Click here to see the rest from my archetype series!
I look forward to what I can do with the upcoming challenges.
May the light be with you.