Thursday, May 13, 2010

Party time

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a prom-themed party in the Philadelphia suburbs. I was asked if I could take pictures at the party so I decided to throw something together that encompassed the feeling of the night. You'll notice an obvious progression of debauchery and alcohol consumption as the video moves through the night(note:possibly slightly NSFW content. Unless your boss is less like Lumberg and more like Michael Scott). For the photos, I started out asking people to stand in but later put the camera on a tripod and set the intervalometer to fire off a frame every 10 seconds. People tend to loosen up when there isn't someone looking through the viewfinder. I wasn't looking for glam and fashion here. I wanted to show that I was set up in the corner of the basement and people were boozing it up and having fun. Speaking of having fun, I gotta go...

2 comments:

  1. Jason Ennis (Ze Milky Pirate on TCU)June 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Ryan were you plugged into mains somehow? If not how do you fire a shot off every 10 seconds without draining the strobe battery pretty fast?

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  2. My main light was an Alien Bee 800 into an AB parabolic(the ones that are on backorder until 2018) that was plugged into power. The gelled light on the wall was a Nikon SB-800 with the fifth AA battery attached. The SB-800 started to die a bit towards the end, but it still fired about 400 shots like a champ(using rechargeable NiMHs). I think I may have been firing it at around 1/8 power.

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