1940s theme photo shoot in Riverside
After a half hour of shooting indoors at Lake Alice Saloon & Eatery, we made our way to Riverside’s historic Superior Courthouse around 6pm.
By then the temperature had dropped significantly so that it was comfortable.
In case you’re wondering why I only shot for 30 mins indoors, it has to do with the logistics of working with 2 other photographers and 4 models.
There was no time to waste once we arrived because the sun had already begun to set. To see a larger version of any picture, click once on the picture.
So when you look over the wide shots showing overall scenes, you’ll notice how close we’re working to one another.
Having E-TTL capability was a blessing.
I don’t usually use my Speedlites in that mode but it made sense when I’m not the only photographer working the scene and I need to work fast with as many setups as I possibly can.
Working in manual mode sometimes means physically moving the light stand closer or further when you’re unable to increase or decrease the Speedlites output so it is a slower process to get the right exposure.
All my pictures were shot on camera raw with my Canon 5DMark2, imported into as DNGs and processed in Lightroom.
My main light was a Canon 600-EX-RT Speedlite in Photoflex’s Octodome with a grid.
The backlight or accent light was another 600-EX-RT fitted with a Honl grid to control spill.
I used the Canon STE-3-RT transmitter to trigger my Speedlites.
I used my 50mm and the 70-200 f2.8 II lens which I rented from Borrow Lenses.
Ideas for Next Time
Most of my issues center around my ability to see while working, so I should:
1)have my White Lightning strobes on portable battery power for when the sun starts to go away since they have modeling lights
2)use my AA battery operated LED light panels to help me focus.
3)have a work light over my gear. Everything is black and so is the interior of my bags.
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All photos by Marvin Sesuca. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Theory-of-Madness/197474008519
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Want to see what the scene looked like when I shot it? Mouse over the image below.
Read the 1st part of this post when we were shooting inside Lake Alice Co.