Location Basics

Shooting people on location is my joy, but it's not without its challenges.  I like to keep it real, as well as simple, when faced with location shots because I want to maintain the "feeling" of the light that is already there.  This image, of a Duke University graduate working with elementary school children, was shot to a very specific dimension to fit the layout designed by the art director.  By strategically adding light to the existing light, I could control the overall look inside the frame while letting the subjects interact and forget that I was even shooting, my favorite way of capturing "real" moments, even if they are set up and controlled.

 Canon 5D Mark II, ISO 125, f5.6 at 1/100 sec. 24mm lens.

Canon 5D Mark II, ISO 125, f5.6 at 1/100 sec. 24mm lens.