.......So, I was up in Marin Co. last week doing some shooting for Runner's World - my last post was from there as well, but here are some set up images that show what we were doing. I've been simplifying the lighting on these RW cover images a bit... i think I can definitely lean towards 'overkill' when trying to 'freeze' a fast moving subject like a runner while maintaining a nice saturated yet realistic ambient exposure...
We were super lucky with the natural light & added just a little bit of front light with the ProFoto Beauty Dish [bi-tube] & a hint of rim light with a plain old reflector. i wouldn't say we went full on 'wild style' but, i definitely loosened up the reigns a bit & took the time to experiment & see what was actually necessary. The shoot flowed much faster & we shot 4 different locations as our repo's were quick & easy.
I'll post the final image when the magazine comes out & we'll see how it looks.
...Speaking of 'wild style'...
Joe Budd going the extra mile as a stand in.
maintaining his Digi-Hut, complete with a modified wooden cutting board laptop platform: genius.
These BTS images were shotwith the 5dmk2 which i'm really starting to like.
my 1dsmk3 never came back from CPS [looooooooong story] so i shot alot of travel & scouting stuff with the 5dmk2 & everything, besides autofocus, was great.
we actually did a not-scientific hi ISO test in a darkened Pub between the 5dmk2 & the 1dsmk3 [rental] @ 800 or 1000 ISO & the 5dmk2 looked 'better' [detail / color] like i said, not too techy, but we were in a bar.