Ok, so for those hardcore blog fans of mine may remember this guy from a post I made about Oistins a few months back:
We were down at the Fish Fry and saw Dwayne dancing – I showed him the shot off the back of my camera and said we could do a lot more with him if we booked a proper shoot. He then injured his wrist, and it all went a bit cold.
We have shot a video for him which will be going up on the Colorbox Studio Facebook page (like away if you haven’t already!) Sian was an amazing assistant on camera number two, and the footage already looks incredible…I can’t wait to piece it altogether for Dwayne early next week…
But as well as the video, I wanted to take some photos, so I roped James into coming down with us and being chief flash holder and lens caddy. As always, Jim rose above and beyond the challenge, and he helped Sian and I get some wonderful stuff.
I wanted to do the shoot down at Oistins again, not only because that’s where we met, but the place has so much character in and around the fish stalls…Lighting was obviously an issue down there – lots of neons chucking red into your lens, and on the whole rather dingy. As such, we popped my SB800 onto a boom and just played with the setup…it was really good fun.
I love these two shots – with the hard light coming in and the flare pushing through, but we decided to move the flash further around, towards camera to offer more side than back light:
And then Dwayne told us he could flip:
This sequece was taken with the flash positioned directly above Dwayne at about 1/16th power. We shot through an umbrella to give a much more even and soft light. We tried various different setups – but these came out as my favourites.
The final shot of the evening was one that I had been puzzling over for some time…I wanted to freeze Dwayne in action during a long exposure in the traffic heavy road that runs by Oistins…but we found that the headlights of the cars washed him out during the exposure…we got something – but it wasnt exactly what I was after…I need to go back to the drawing board on this one. If at first you don’t succeed…
And that was that – a great fun shoot, with a very nice (and talented) bloke – thanks Dwayne! All of the photos and video will be going up on the Colorbox Studio Facebook page, so be sure to check back over the next few days 🙂
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