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Jordan Lake, B&W IR

Jordan Lake, BW IR

I recently invested in a deep infrared converted IR Canon Powershot G10. I'm finding working outside the visible light spectrum to be refreshing and challenging. I'm also finding that I really like manual knobs for settings.
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Fire and Katharsys

Fire and Katharsys

Multitalented performer Jessica Katharsys.

Lighting: Einstein in a gridded 47-inch umbrella softbox, at about 9 o'clock. Twin speedlights in a Buff 51-inch extreme silver plm, about 3 o'clock. Gridded speed lights at between 1 and 2 o'clock and 10 and 11 o'clock for rim/separation.

Weak fill provided by fire fans.
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Jedi Training

Jedi Training

Lighting: 6 speed lights. Snooted speed light at between 3 o'clock and 4 o'clock. Snooted speed light on a boom arm at 9 o'clock and high. Gridded Speed lights at 2 o'clock and 10 o'clock, behind the fighters. Snooted speed light at 8 o'clock. Speed light in a gridded soft box at 7 o'clock.

Flashes rear-curtained synced with combination of YN622c radio remotes and optical slaves. Camera was mounted on a tripod for the 2 second exposure.
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Jumping into a Burning Ring of Fire

Jumping into a Burning Ring of Fire

From the fires show at circusSPARK, part of SPARKcon 2013, in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.A parkour practitioner jumps through a firy hula hoop held out by one of the fire dancers during the Tribute to Madonna fire show.

Lighting.Alan is lit by a combination of the fire hoop he's jumping through and the two bare speedlights on 13-foot light stands at about 4 and 8 o'clock that I used to create a lighting baseline. Backdrop and people atop the fire bus light by the natural gas flame poofters that blasted out gouts of fire 20 feet up at whatever times the grooving guy on the controls felt like it.