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One of the shots from a band shoot I did for a friend Susan the other day. This shoot was completely different from my norm. First of all, it was raining during the entire shoot, which was outdoors. So it was a pretty easy decision to not use lighting. That worked out well, because the lighting is really even in the rain. I set up my 86" parabolic reflector on a lightstand with an umbrella adapter and used it as a literal umbrella during the shoot. Worked like a charm :)


Everyone showed up wearing more or less regular human clothes, which im my opinion, is a good way to date and kill the magic of a photo. It is hard to get across the idea you want if there is a giant Abercrombie logo slapping you in the face hah. Not a big deal - headshots solve everything :)


Plus it is a way to avoid taking the band shot everyone has seen before. "everyone stand in a line and look cool".


In all it was a lot of fun, and not working with any equipment besides the camera was liberating! Something I am going to be doing more often.


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Taken on October 27, 2009