Jul 17, 2011

Kaufman Jamfest

It was a good thing that the Kaufman Jamfest folks went indoors for Saturday's event... and not just because of the heat. For me, the giant windows of Jackson St. BBQ made the photo fun better as well.

Here is the setup.. small stage in the corner with evening indirect light from storefront windows. The renovated space has great character. If I was opening a studio, I would want something like this.

From inside, shooting toward the windows was interesting... dial in some exposure compensation to make up for the brightness..

Getting closer to subjects made for nice rim lights. The background is cluttery, but at least all of the clutter is informative.. guitar case, other players, rocking chair...

I also played around with the wide angle 14mm to get a view of the interior.. low angle highlights the great old wood floor.

Shooting from the window side gave beautiful soft light, but even busier background. Getting in nice and close helps, and the black ceiling works too....

Same thing, big window light...

Still working on mastering DSLR video and editing.. probably need some more toys in that department :-).

Have a great week everyone...

Don J.

1 comment:

  1. Nice Pictures Don, I put a link to your page from my new page :). Hope you have a great weekend!