Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by turbodude, Mar 9, 2008.
here are some from my past couple nights
here is another round...
Awesome, how did you do it? 430ex or 580ex?
These are actually really well done. Definitely something you could sell back to club owners or on stock (unless you were working for hire)..
What's with all the people pointing at you?
is that Jet?
is waaaayy too cute to be there. She's not skanky enough but she is definite a cute girl. Do want.
I want to learn how to take photos like this, any ideas?
Do you use image stabilized lens? a specific flash? lots of post processing?
i use my 18-50 macro. Just learn how to use the surrounding light, if you notice most shots are timed with the actual strobelights. I use a 430ex. bounced a little forard and about .3s @ iso 1000 and f4ish... i work as the director of photography for localitesMedia so im contracted get paid well probably make about 250-300 (tax free) a night just doing this and then work for WENN (world entertainment new network) for all my celeb photos and bring in about 1500-2000 in royalties a month. Not a bad gig for working 3-4 hrs a night. But my shots stand apart from the majority of Vegas nightlife photogs, so i can command a higher salary.
The clubs pictured are Tao, Jet, and body english. my three fav places to hang out.
So how long did your subjects have the stand like that before you got a shot?
I'd love to start doing this. I love (most of) the music and it would be fun as hell.
How did you get the dancefloor shots so perfect without a tripod?
when you have enough available light and you meter for it, you don't need a tripod. almost every singe dancefloor shot has either a flash involved or is taken when there is a lot of light.
nice pics -- you blend the natural light very well w/ your flash.
I need to get into this gig, and make an extra few bucks.
Like the OP said, his shots are pretty much timed with the strobes in the clubs and they will act like a fast shutter. He does this by shooting around 1/3 of a second. The strobes fire during that time, freezing the action. You'll notice some of his shots have blurred movement in the background. This is a result of the slow shutter speeds he's using and the ambient non-strobed light.
Great shots. Perfect example of mixing on-camera flash with ambient light.
this thread makes me want to get a flash ASAP.
learn how light works first get flash later. I could accomplish a "similar" thing with on board flash (harsher shadows due to no bounce), its just i hate canons focus assist strobe on cam, blinds the shit out of people.
Worth moving from Tampa for I'm sure.. This place blows
(i think im thinking of the right person LOL )
yep its me
Wow, those are awesome.
great shots, but these really cement my desire to NEVER step foot in a club(unless it's a paid gig)
I am this way too. BUT just today, I get a call from a club promoter wanting me to shoot their new club april 26th. So now i really have to learn how to shoot in there ands shit. And you can bet I'm not going to go to another club and practice beforehand.
these are very excellent club photos.