Saturday, 16 October 2010
Unit 205, Unit 212 Test of battery and flash and technique
I wanted to test out the college external flash equipment so that I was happy with the operation prior to the main shoot. so we all trundled out down the the delivery point of the college, this location was specifically used as there were not deliveries and no vehicle traffic so from a safety point of view apart from the training cables there were no significant safety issues.
One at the location and the favored car was in position, Eric's was a lighter car with hopefully less reflections, we set up the Bowens Gemini flash and battery units first the stands were set up on stable ground with the single leg pointing forwards to stop them falling over, the flash units put onto the stands. Then we positioned them in an approximate position to where they will be used in relation to the car. The battery packs were then placed under the stands and cable attached thus minimizing any trailing cables, I also had wireless triggers for both flashes, again removing trailing cables altogether.
Once this was obtained we turned on the key light which started off at 45 degs to the right hand front of the car
This resulted in a harsh shadow on the opposite side to the light on our latest model Eric. So I moved this light to the front.
The second flash was positioned at the rear left hand side again 45 degs to the car, this was ok but a third light was really needed on the front left hand side to the car so to show this we moved the rear flash to the front
This did result in some strong shadows which will hopefully blend better with the third light
I then recomposed to create a better shot/ view of the car which I thought was a better more dynamic shot