Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Blues and Negative Fill Light

These images are of Craig Caffall, a blues performer recently from the Bay Area.  I am a big fan of the blues.  I am also a big fan of wide angle lenses.  The two do go together.  

I was anxious to try the DP1 in a Blues Joint and shot these images in the Highway 99 Club in Seattle.  Information is pretty generic, asa400, flash, 1/200 second exposure.  What's interesting to me is how the negative fill light works here.  First it darkens and obscures the background and then gives a highlight effect to the performer. 

The images obviously need more work, perhaps I'll work on them later.  Took just a few seconds to pull these images out...and so I can go back to shooting.

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