Harvest Bloom Music Video Shoot
I know I promised a bunch of other posts on the blog that I really didn’t get around to writing. Why you may ask? Well, because they were reviews on books I finished reading and to tell the truth it was more of a writing exercise for me then for mass consumption. I really am not entirely secure with my writing on thing that I don’t consider myself proficient in. So for now, unless otherwise inspired to write, it will be more photo and technology updates. But hey, I might get in a writing moon over thanksgiving break in Baltimore, who knows.
On that note I finally got out to a shoot for the first time in forever. In conjunction with Stratatek Studios I shot photography during the music video shoot for a band called HarvestBloom. I have to say, it was one of the simpler setups but it helped me work on using single and/or directed light sources. I found myself digging myself into difficult situations with poor focusing due to having the open up the lens and more noise because of having the crank up the ISO.
I knew going into this shoot that I would snap off a lot of photos and discard a good number of them because of blur, focus and composition problems. I blow the most photos on drummers because there are only a few angles I can get (especially since I didn’t bring my ladder) and they are moving faster then the rest of the band. Drummers also come in two kinds, one that lacks expression because they are not used to people being able to see them, and the other is the overly active drummer that tries their damnedest to be seen.
I think I ended up shooting around 1,400 photos and keeping under a hundred. Yea… you read that correctly.