We were hired to photograph a presentation by Dr. Luc Simard on the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope project. It was really very interesting and is a pretty exciting project. Adam and I had a good time, and the people from the University of Victoria Alumni that organized the event were very nice. At the end of the night I wanted to grab a portrait of Luc so I ran downstairs at the conference centre and set up some lights by this amazing rock wall they have there. I wanted something interesting to use as a backdrop for this shot and set up one bare light to skim the wall creating some drama on it and one light with a small umbrella to light Dr. Simard. You can see the setup above along with the large gear duffle we carry to do this sort of setup. I could have pulled it off with small strobes, but when you have the ability to set up properly with larger lights it is so much easier. A big thank-you to Heather Bartfai, the Alumni Programs Coordinator for inviting us to work with you.
Tomorrow I'll be photographing table tennis for our ongoing Parks and Recreation project. I ended up missing the ukulele photograph and have to reschedule for next week.
Lastly, we met an interesting fellow at the event last night that photographs really nice scenics on the island, so I thought I'd point out his website. Check it out, he has some pretty nice stuff. I love meeting other photographers while I'm out working. The only hazard is that I have to keep the photography talk short as I get so into it I forget to keep working!