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...


  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?

  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.