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| p.1 #1 · Live event lighting (1st time with PW setup) |
I've been eager to try out the new Mini TT1 / Flex TT5 / AC3 Zone Controller system I picked up off the FM Buy & Sell, and last night I got the chance to put it to the test in a "real-world" setting: a live band in a dimly lit venue.
I'm just working with two 580 EX IIs at the moment so I hung one from the ceiling at the far end of a small dance floor, facing downwards at the stage. I put the other on a tripod off to stage right which I occasionally repositioned to face either the band or the audience. It was largely a trial-and-error process but I was pretty happy with the results. Still, I feel like a rookie when it comes to lighting.
Some sample pics are below. Any tips or advice on any aspect of light set up, image composition, exposure, etc., would be greatly appreciated.
1. Warm-up act / lighting test
2. Headliners take the stage
3. Crazy contact lenses
4. Crowd / band shot. You can see the suspended light pretty obviously in this frame.
6. Group shot
7. Dude in the audience whips out a "broom guitar"