Thursday, May 12, 2005

Fall Creek Falls Retreat

"Mr. Boshier" by Wes Aldridge

The editorial, directories and photography departments from our company went on a two day retreat to Fall Creek Falls. And yes, it has been a fun night tonight.

Meet Mr. Boshier. He is one of my partners in crime, one of the five staff photographers for our company. Per his request, I grabbed my camera and started shooting candids during our cookout tonight. It was rather dark outside and he had the great idea of using stroboscopic flash sequencing to get some interesting shots. Perfect idea Antony, perfect.

I opened the aperture to f/3.5 with an extremely slow shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, which seems like an eternity to shoot with. We loaded the strobe to fire five times during the exposure. During the exposure, he made a slow run in front of the lens and this is what we got. You have a great blue tone in the sky from the ambient light after sundown and five images of him from the individual strobe flashes. There was not Photoshop manipulation involved in the crafting of this image, just FYI. The darkness of the forest allowed for the perfect exposure. Ain't it fun? I think so. More to come from Fall Creek Falls.