No light!?!

by Pino Pino October. 13, 2019 382 views

Just had the chance to shoot in a scenario that required a little 'candid portrait on-the-fly adaptation'... I was NOT expecting dead black with spot lighting 100 yards away at this band event - but that's what we got so I rolled with it - and I am LOVING the results!

Basically, before competition the band was sent off to some tennis courts to do their final run through... but the courts were unlit and the only available light was coming from behind them at 50-100 yards away - lamps on poles...

Then one of the band directors turned to me and said "oooh, some silhouette shots would be cool!"

My brain had already wandered in that direction but hadn't really committed to the idea - until she said those words out loud... her simply giving voice the idea immediately set me in motion - hesitation and doubt gone, I dropped my shutter speed, set my aperture to wide open, and cranked my ISO... then I did my best to compose so that the distant pole lights backlit my subjects - really trying to work the angles to get good rim lights...

Because of the quantity and density of people I couldn't get always exactly the rim light I was hoping for, an I don't think I ever got a full length rim light for that perfect silhouette I was angling for, but I am pretty happy with what I was able to adapt to and get overall...

Proof that light really does wrap around things - there is no 'gap' in my son's saxophone at the base of the neck, but the back light created one...

Proof that light really does wrap around things - there is no 'gap' in my son's saxophone at the base of the neck, but the back light created one...

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Antonio Gil 1 month ago

They worked really well. Some very cool pictures in this post

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Pino Pino Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month ago

Thank you!

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Berckmans Peter 1 month ago

Not bad at all

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Pino Pino Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month ago

Thanks!

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