Last night, I finally managed to upload the pictures from Spetember 2nd event that was part of th Montreal Fetish Weekend. As usual, I announce this here instead of puting pictures in my gallery since this material is not for everyone but many members seem to enjoy it.
It was the celebration of Polymorphe's 10th anniversary. Polymorphe is a latex clothing company that does amazing work. The club was packed with people. It was impossibe to move during the show so I had to shoot from one location.
This time, I wanted to make sure I had sufficient light. So far I had been shooting Delta 3200 at 6400, hoping to have enough light. But the lighting was not constant and often too low. Since I wanted to keep the effect of the stage lighting, I decided to attach a flash to the lighting grid with a Manfrotto Super Clam, extension arm and ball head. I used a small radio slave system to trigger it. It worked well except for one AA battery that dropped its charge big time in the middle of the show. I had another flash with me as a backup. I used BW400CN for the portraits and the show.
As usual, I took some portraits before the show and they came out really well. I post here one of the very few that I think can be shown here. It's my friend in her Lara Croft latex suit with leather holsters. All hand made by her and some friends (for the parts that were adjusted on her).
Talking about portraits, I decided to try something new for the next event. Since there are other photographers shooting the shows (with DSLRs), I figured I could concentrate on something different: portraits. Most people who attend show up with very nice and sophisticated outfits. It's sad that when they get a picture of it, it's only a regular snapshot. I thought I'd bring a portable studio kit and do it properly.
So I got two heads (to attach a flash and umbrella to a light stand) and two umbrellas. I'll use those with my Vivitar 283 and 285. I'll set up in a corner of the club and shoot whoever feels like it. Eventually, I'll get a portable backgroud, probably a collapsible muslin.
The new pictures, if you're interested, are on my site. Go to the galleries and click on the "ClubSin 2005-09-02 10e anniversaire de Polymorphe" link. As usual, there's a little warning to make sure you really want to see the content.
Comments on the technical or artistical aspects are really appreciated. Constantly iimproving is the goal.