I spent Sunday night shooting pictures at a wedding—photo booth pictures, to be precise. And while some photographers think of this as a low-end endeavour, I love it, and I recommend it to all.
“Photo booth” means photos of people using props and funny poser, and printing images on site.
This needs a computer and special software:
And a tethered camera with a studio-type lighting setup:
And, ofcorse, props…:
And finally, technical knowledge as well as people skills.
The printouts people are handed look like this:
Look, by the way, at that last picture. How do you fit around 15 people in front of a backdrop meant for two? Here’s how!
And that’s why I love booths: all my varied photography knowledge comes together for this single purpose.
The result: as the bride told me: “They will remember this wedding because of the booth photos”. If that isn’t the best compliment ever, I don’t know what is.
Tonight, I am addressing the Trilllium Photographic Club on the subject of “Composition and Light”. See www.trilliumphotoclub.org if you want to be there!
The Trillium Club is an outstanding club, whose members range from total beginner to established pro.
East Plains United Church, Pearl Hall,375 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON L7T 2C7
Car pictures. Always fun. Including snaps:
That’s my Camaro ZL1, at 400 ISO, 1/400 sec, f/16.
Does anything occur to you when you see those numbers?
Yes, it’s the Sunny Sixteen rule.
Anyway, the car has a lot of detail, like the badges:
So here is my all-new Camaro. Flash TTL, flash bounced behind me,
That is right, a little toy. And it’s my car’s exact colours, too. And that toy has surprising detail. The same badges, for a start.
Note: Over the next while, long term that is, I plan to use this toy as a prop in pictures all over the place, so stand by!
Always carry a camera dept: drinks in the above restaurant, and they looked pretty enough to take a snap:
(35mm lens, manual mode, 1/320 sec, 1000 ISO, f/2.2.)
There will be more Toronto workshops: See www.cameraworkshops.ca. Tomorrow, there will be links to the e-store, so you can book (if you want to pre-book, text me).
There will be more, and the subjects will vary. Please let me know any subjects you would like to see covered.
There will also be more Brantford work.shops, and the subjects will vary there, too. Please let me know any subjects you would like to see covered.
It’s exciting, when you get organized, isn’t it.