Today I did a photo shoot on my patio with the band. For lighting I used a single speedlite (Canon 430ex II) and a shoot thru umbrella. The backdrop was a $10 plastic tarp. This was the money shot (if you look closely you can see the shutter trigger in my right hand).
Here’s a cleaned up version sans the faux HDR treatment and cheap backdrop (better for the one sheet):
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 50mm.
Canon 5DM3 before a rehearsal.
This past weekend our band played a gig at The Caspar Inn in Mendocino County. We arrived a few hours early so before showtime we had plenty of time to set up, check our gear, and get acquainted with the surroundings. Here’s Maggie giving her squeezebox the once-over.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 40mm. 1/10 at f/5.6, ISO 1600.
Canon 5DM3 imaging a venue.
I’m in transition right now (all good!) so my posting will be spotty for a short while. In the interim, to fill in for the days I don’t get to shoot, I may post the occasional commute photo (which I’m transitioning from), or I may go to the archives and pull something out for fun. This one is of band mates, friends and the chartreuse cap at the waterfront in Seattle during The Mad Maggies “Big Ass Van” tour in March.
Canon G11 at the Puget Sound.
The band just finished a ten day tour traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area to Port Townsend, WA and back playing a different venue every night. This photo was taken near the California/Oregon border on I5 during the last leg of our journey. I chose it because it represents a fleeting view of the weather we experienced throughout the tour–including 9 inches of snow in Eugene, OR on the first day of spring. Weird, and amazing! Inclement weather be damned–we had a blast. More photos to come.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 21mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Canon T2i working during a pee break.
This past Saturday we went to the Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary to meet up with our friend Sean and catch up on things. As is my wont, I had my iPhone with the Hipstamatic app at the ready. I took five quick shots of him in this particular setting and liked four enough to post them as a series. Oh, and that’s an original Mad Maggies t-shirt he’s sporting!
iPhone/Hipstamatic framing a friend in action.