September 29th, 2008
Back in Vienna, after a week of non-stop work to create images "corporate" make festive and energetic image is a breath of fresh air in a smoky room.
I usually travel very légé for this type of coverage, a wide angle photos of atmosphere and place a 50mm to work on more graphic images and of course a flash.
This time, I picked up a little more material in the slinghsot, D3, 12/24 (tokina DX), the 16mm fisheye, the 50mm, the 85mm, an SB 800 and SU-Controller 800.
The D3 does not have built-in flash and therefore can not control other external flashes. The SU-800 is a module that lets you easily manage two groups of flash (more flash can be part of the same group).
The SU-800 has advantages and disadvantages compared to another SB 800.
The goal tonight was to use the case with one hand and guide my flash with each other, I quickly realized that one of the major drawback of the SU-800 and does not have lazer allowing focus on a subject in the dark. (I made some oriented "branding" as the first of this series with the remote flash images)
Knowing that most of the time people are in the dark and it seeks to capture a moment, an expression, I have rapidemment board with the flash mounted on the housing to make sure I have a development fast and accurate. The SU-800 has other advantages, I would go back in a future article.
I realized a lot of pictures, lots of pictures "people", "group of smiling people" (people are always in high demand), I also enjoyed having goals that open to make some images more graphic, more atmosphere and some more interesting portraits.
I have deliberately not included images "people" which apart from the technical aspects are not very interesting photographically.
Exposure level, as usual for this kind of images, matrix metering (for flash and subjects) and manual exposure for the background.
If you need more information for this type of images, you can view the tutorial on the subject of the photo evening . Speaking of tutorial I have just added a tutorial by Julien on long exposures and ND400 filter /