Despite having some good shots to show, it wasn’t the shoot I had hoped for. The fault with that lies with me, since I’m the genius who botched it up from the start. The only good news is that I was able to roll with it and keep shooting. I think Sara knew that it wasn’t going as planned, but she was kind enough not to comment on it.
Here’s what happened: I nearly ran late, threw my kit together, and blew out of the house without doing a proper pre-shoot check. The result was to be expected: I showed up without several key pieces. Like the light-stand mount stud, which prevented me from putting the umbrella adapter in place. And without the transmitter unit for my radio slaves, so even when I jury-rigged a Justin Clamp with the umbrella, I couldn’t trigger the flash.
The first series, with the bubbles, was something I’ve wanted to try for quite a while. It didn’t come out quite like I had hoped, and of the 100+ shots we took, I only kept 2. Even with flash, I’m not sure it would have worked (although perhaps in a studio setting?).
As I said, for a “just for fun” shoot, we came home with some good stuff, even if it wasn’t the stuff I was planning to get.
I’m working around the weather, trying to plan a studio-based shoot in the near future. It’s a case of “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” but it should be really cool nonetheless. Stick around…