Recent conference photography undertaken for Cambridge Wireless at St.Johns College.
Image below of one the huge coal burning furnaces at the Museum was lit using x3 Nikon SB800′s. 2 were placed close to the right and left of the furnace, behind walls. Angled up and zoomed slightly for a narrow throw of light. The 3rd light was placed out of frame through a doorway camera left, this light was again zoomed for a slightly narrow beam of light and aimed down towards the cobbled floor, children and wall opposite. The exposure was around 1/30s to expose for the daylight entering through windows high above. Part 1
The museum is a real gem for a photographer as there lots of character details and shapes.
This simple shot used a single SB800 flash placed low and behind the spanners and a long exposure to capture some ambient daylight on the front of the spanners.
More off camera flash used in this example.
New images for the Cambridge Museum of Technology. No specific brief for these images. The room used at the museum was full of old radios and television sets, unfortunately none were working. The children had fun though despite the lack of interaction in the exhibits. I asked them to pose and they really got on with finding ways to look intersted. I used x2 Nikon SB800′s without modification placed on stands on camera right to provide side and backlight while filling shadows from window behind the exhibits. The use of off camera flash helped also to separate the subjects from the background. I also used 1 SB800 fired into the window side wall to help lift the ambient light. See lighting diagram below, handrawn! More example lighting set ups in Part 2