We have been shouting about the quality of the light produced by these amazing units and once more, they have excelled. The brief… (just two days before the event) can you please come along and take a few photographs of our awards night!?!
Up for a challenge, of course, we replied!
Well, little did we know… very little stage lighting, a massive LED backlit screen, smoke machines and more in a room absolutely packed with tables and people with nowhere to put a lightstand that could be controlled or protected!
The end result will (hopefully) amaze you.
It meant that to get clean images, we had to use a high ISO (2000) which thankfully the Nikon D750 handles supremely well. The lights were controlled from the Nikon commander supplied with the S1 units. So, we had a tricky set up… I didn’t want anyone on stage to ever actually be able to face completely away from the light… For people facing stage front I wanted a 3d feel, not just flat lit.
The setup ended up being sort of normal but not… three lights were utilised, a group a (the front light) and a group b, the back lights.
The lighting position for the front light was about 40 feet away on a mezzanine balcony accessible through a side door and up two flights of stairs (thank goodness for the commander). The first of the back lights was stood on a flight case with the stand extended to the full 3m and directed back onto stage aiming to create a sandwich light with the front light. The third light was about shoulder height to the people on stage and came from stage right to add dimension.
Below is a lighting diagram…
Obviously not to scale… especially when you see the photograph below…
Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen 🙂