Friday Night Flow
Metro Spin Video
Just like last time, I pulled double duty between stills and video at Thursday’s Spin Jam. I got more experimental with this one, playing with more drastic angles and letting the video go longer. How did I do?
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I shot a little bit of video with the GoPro when I was out at the spin event in Akron on Thursday. The video itself is pretty simple, but I figure that the only way to get better is to keep practicing with it. This group seems pretty cool, and there are plenty of talented people, so expect to see more video of them soon enough.
Spinning in Akron
I was invited back to photograph the area spinning group again. This time, they managed to book this fantastic club out in Akron with plenty of open space, and what is essentially one giant, white backdrop taking up most of the room. Not as many LEDs on the hoops as last time, but the cleaner backgrounds made up for it.
Fire & Foliage
We now have the third in my autumn portrait series. This time around, I teamed up with the the awesome Dominique to create a shoot that combined fire dancing with the color of the fall leaves. This was tricky, since the fire dancing itself is only impressive after dark, and the fire bright itself isn’t enough to light the trees on its own. I came up with a lighting configuration that uses two, off-camera flashes, one to create a shutter dragging effect and the other to light the trees behind her. I’m mostly happy with the effect as a proof of concept, but I would like to experiment with the setup more. I’m planning on putting out a more in depth lighting tutorial soon, as well as video, so be sure to subscribe if you want to see more.
GoPro Party Hoop
Turns out that GoPro has put out some free editing software, so I had to take it for a spin. I even had an unedited video I took last weekend just sitting on my desktop to be all fixed up for the web that I shot it on the same night I took the hoop photos. I attached the GoPro to the hoop and let it take some video. I’m pleasantly surprised both that the video turned out as well as it did and that the software did everything it needed. Expect more GoPro action in the coming week.
I guess adulthood is a little like being back in elementary school in that being the one with the best toys goes a long way toward popularity. Turns out that the person who brings the light-up LED hula hoop is only slightly more popular than the guy who takes/ posts photos of the light up hula hoop. That puts me above when I actually was in elementary school and was the kid reading Harry Potter in the corner.