One of my carpool buddies, David Lindes, bumped into this here photo blog I believe as a result of my Happy Dallintines Day post. He has a new band called Rumbo Rumba (on facebook) that plays Latin alternative music. He asked if I would come to one of their practice sessions to get some documentary type shots for their website. I figured I could use the experience so I said yes.
Saturday I went up to their studio to see what I could do. In talking to David before hand he said it was a small room with dim lighting. So just I’m case I brought my studio lights. I was glad I did as they helped immensely. It was still quite difficult as the band was scattered around the room all facing eachother. Naturally any place I put the lights would be close to some and far away from others. This made the lighting quite difficult. I basically had to adjust the lights depending on who I was shooting.
More experienced photogs may have been able to do it all with one setting, but I guess I’m not that photog quite yet. Luckily I had picked up some Radio Popper JrX remote triggers which allowed me to adjust the strobes on the fly. This made it extremely easy to adjust the power of my two lights as I went around the room and framed different situations.
After the studio we moved out to an auditorium of sorts to do some casual shots on a couch that they had. They had a great wood floor that added a lot to the shots.
Finally we went out to beside their building to get some outside shots. Again, wanting it kind of casual.
All in all I enjoyed the challenge. Hopefully the band gets some stuff out of it that they like. David is a designer himself, so he will be editing the photos with his own chosen style. I edited these for my own benefit to see what I could do with them.
Any feedback is welcome as I am always wanting to improve.