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2008 Winterfest Dance- Off camera flash
Posted By: Tyler, 02-16-2008, 08:52 PM

Just got back from shooting my schools Winterfest Dance. The theme this year was Candyland and they spent almost $3,000 on candy alone. It was insane. The dance was held in a local kids museum in Downtown Raleigh, NC. It was a really cool locale and about 600 kids I would say showed up. Probably more, but i cant count them all I decided to shoot this the way Chris does with his bar shots. I shot a 1/4s f4 (stole his settings ) with my flash in my hand off camera at 1/16power. since I didnt have any slaves, i just pressed the test button sometime in the exposure. worked pretty well. K100D and 18-55mm

You guys probably wouldn't approve of most of the dancing, so Ill just save those pictures for another time Here are some more acceptable ones. Please tell me what you think. One of these will be the front page picture on the next issue of the paper.









Heres one of my and my friend taken by the guy there doing portraits on a green screen. He was shooting with a Ca*** 40D but hooked up my camera to the pocket wizards and White Lightning 1800's for a few shots so I could have the original file instead of a crappy 5x7 print. He was a real typical Ca*** snot though, asking why I would want to shoot pentax. He didn't even know they made digitals! I'm on the far right in this picture.



Cheers,

Tyler

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Dancing!!??? Looks like foreplay for a friggin' orgy!

I definitely hang with a different crowd. In the 'old days' we'd dance with the girl all night then take her to a motel room for sex.
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Cool shots. Looks like y'all had a really good time.

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ahahah, thanks for the laugh.
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Dancing!!??? Looks like foreplay for a friggin' orgy!

I definitely hang with a different crowd. In the 'old days' we'd dance with the girl all night then take her to a motel room for sex.
Yeah, the dancing these days has def. changed. You should see some of the stuff that goes down in the dance
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Cool shots. Looks like y'all had a really good time.
Yeah, we did. It was probably the best dance they've had at my school. Way better than homecoming this year, i'll tell yah that much.
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Congrats Tyler! You pulled it off wonderfully and love that first one with plenty of light streaking. I know how you feel about images that aren't too offensive... I have a folder full of images I can't put on the forum that I've taken over the years of shooting in bars/nightclubs.

Keep it up and spring for some of those Cactus triggers from ebay till you can splurge on Pocket Wizards
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Great results. I need to get into Niteclub photography!

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Great results. I need to get into Niteclub photography!
I just need to get into a damn night club!! Damn drinking age of 21 in the US

Awesome shots! This only proves that we youth dance the same way in all shakes of the world.
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Congrats Tyler! You pulled it off wonderfully and love that first one with plenty of light streaking. I know how you feel about images that aren't too offensive... I have a folder full of images I can't put on the forum that I've taken over the years of shooting in bars/nightclubs.

Keep it up and spring for some of those Cactus triggers from ebay till you can splurge on Pocket Wizards
Haha, yes pdubs are my eventual goal. I'm just gonna grab some ebay triggers like you said for now. And thanks!

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I just need to get into a damn night club!! Damn drinking age of 21 in the US

Awesome shots! This only proves that we youth dance the same way in all shakes of the world.
Thanks man! I thought you only had to be 18 to be in the club, but 21 (obviously) to drink? I'm still 6 years away
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