Monday, April 12, 2010

Brian Allan Bode

We had a relaxing Easter Sunday at home. Just a few friends and family. Our good friend Brian Allan Bode provided the entertainment. Bode is a talented singer/songwriter/engineer who plays guitar, piano drums and others unknown. The weather was nice so I decided to take some portraits on film. The following was captured with my Rolleiflex 2.8F on Fuji Acros 100 (pushed to 400). Developed while watching the Masters with a cold CL (Danny's method).

Check out my reflection in the Gas Cans.

Did some playing around with some Nik film effects...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring, 2010 Piano Performance

Jessica performed a couple of songs in March at the Rhythm 'n You Spring performance (video clip below). It was standing room only, our largest turnout to date. Had approximately 19 performers, some original compositions and duets with parents. Below is a group photo minus a few late-comers.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Remote setup

Some of you have asked to see how the glass cameras were set up and how they are actuated. In a nutshell, the camera is mounted with a Bogen Magic Arm and fired with a Pocket Wizard Multimax transceiver. The Multimax is configured to sync remotely with the strobes. Each strobe is configured in its own zone (A, B, C, D). With this setup, it gives us control from the ground level as to which light or combination of lights we want to fire. The photos below illustrate the camera setup.

The black shield below the lens is called a gobo. This prevents light from ghosting/reflecting back into the camera.
Matt's 24 second clock cam
Front view of the setup with a view...
Matt and I testing the setup
Works like a charm ;-)