OneLight DVD – Disc 1 Montage
Here is a 7 minute montage of some scenes from the first disc of the OneLight DVD coming out very, very, very soon!
We have now finished editing Disc 1 for the two disc OneLight DVD set. Disc 1 has a run time of 2 hours. This is the basic timeline.
2. Exposure Variables • Shutter Speed • Aperture • Flash Power • Flash to Subject Distance • ISO
3. Basic Gear • Flashes & Strobes • Triggers (Sync cord, IR, Radio) • Lightstands • Other needed accessories • How to put it all together and make it work.
4. Modifiers • Umbrellas • Softboxes • Grid Spots
5. Studio shoot with Christina.
We start off indoors with a very simple white wall as a background. I use a 60″ reflective umbrella and then move to a barebulb flash. I demonstrate how to find exposure without a flash meter and how to take a few simple white walls and use them to give us different visual options.
6. Alley Shoot With Christina
This is our first location. I use a 28″ Westcott softbox then move to a 60″ shoot through umbrella and then back again to the 28″ softbox. I talk through the process of what I’m thinking about, what I’m looking for, and the challenges I’m trying to deal with.
7. Field Shoot With Christina
We head out into an abandoned lot for the last light of day. When we get there the available light is still very bright so I use an Alien Bee B1600 and a Vagabond battery pack and a 50″ Westcott softbox to overpower the sky as we shoot back into the sun. As the ambient light begins to drop, I demonstrate how we can completely change the look of the location with grid spots.
As the last light of day hits we move back to the 28″ softbox and capture some amazing pink and purple hues in the sky while shooting portraits in the field. I also show some side by side examples of available light portriats and the lit portraits so you see exactly how much off camera lighting gives you different visual options as you are out shooting.
We shoot until sky goes dark.
I would LOVE to have 2 or 3 emerging local (Atlanta, GA) photographers who have not been to a OneLight come over to my house in Decatur this Friday night, 6/20/08, at 7:00pm to watch disc 1 with me and give me your feedback before I call it a wrap on this disc and get the mastering going. Weems, Harmon, Damron, Almasys… would love ya’ll to come over too if you could. J. Young, I think you are out of town aren’t you? I can’t accommodate too many people or we’ll be sitting on each other’s lap!
If you would like to be part of my totally informal focus group, please drop it in the comment section of this post with a link to your web site, blog, or flickr page. I’ll be in touch with you tomorrow. We’ll have pizza, NewCastle, and the like. For being part of this you will get a copy of the final DVD set. I want to make sure I’m communicating well. I know what I’m saying and I’m really tired or watching myself say it. I need some feedback.
For disc 2, you will follow along with me as I work with 4 different clients in studio and on location. There is more editorial in disc two about things like location scouting. You get to see us get thrown out of not one, but two separate locations! Run and gun… ATL style! We are now in the process of finishing up disc 2.
I hope you enjoy the montage above!
PS – Happy father’s day dads! I hope you have had a chillaxing day like I have!