My new friend, Eugene, scheduled a time to meet and work on some lighting techniques based the latest video tutorials produced by veteran photographer, David Sizer. We had a model lined up, but he couldn't make it as agreed. So that greatly limited me and Eugene in what we planned to do. However, us getting together for the first time created an opportunity to get to know one another plan for some future practice dates.
We also spent some time shooting in the State capital building. We first tried setting up a lighting situation in a hideously dark area of the building. But needless to say, it didn't work out very well. So lessons were definitely learned.
Anyway, Eugene has a wedding shoot scheduled near the State capital on Saturday, so that gave him the opportunity to scout around some shooting possibilities. There is a great areas in the building that has an overarching dome and lots of good lighting. We shot at both ISO 640 and 1600 on our Canon cameras. The high ISO really reduced the need for a flash. So that's one thing we learned more in terms of lighting for that building. I often avoid using high ISO in wedding photos because of the noise factor, but I'm beginning to think that for wide shots, the noise is pretty acceptable.
Anyway, I look forward to us getting together again, especially when we can find another model or two to tag along.