Scoutmob +

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(oh yeah – one more thing – we’re still offering our 25% Scoutmob discount off of Wedding Packages & Portrait Sessions!)

Last night we photographed the Scoutmob + Trivia party at Five Seasons Brewery! For this event, Leah came out to shoot and we brought along Intern Deborah. We were lucky enough to have an awesome, awesome sunset – and just really good light to work with for a few hours – and then it turned dark and we brought out our big light bulbs.

(Check out the wide angle – Click on the Photo to see it larger.)

Okay – they’re not really light bulbs – but that’s kind of what I call them since the basic idea is to turn a regular hotshoe speedlight, into a big overhead lightbulb that illuminates the outdoor space. Because we were on the patio and as great as it is to have mood lighting in general while you’re partying – that sucks for taking photos. So a long time ago we devised a way to use off-camera flash, without shooting it right into people’s eyes.

Last time we used it was at a wedding reception in a small restaurant – but this is what the setup looks like:

Basically – it’s IKEA cabinet liner + velcro. Soft, indirect lighting. Yeah. We’re so hardcore 😉

But if you know us – we really dislike on-camera flash – so unless we can bounce light off of a ceiling or wall – y0u won’t see us using big white tupperware diffusers like most event photographers. In fact… I think we’re the only ones out there that are crazy enough to use this setup instead of just shooting with a flash on our hotshoes – but hey, there’s no way you could ever get a crowd shot like this with the flash sitting on your camera.

Still. This event was a lot of fun to shoot – and we even played around with the VIPs while we were shooting them – such as asking them for more robot!

Or to just come at my lens!

Or pretend like you won the trophy!

That’s John Hodgman of the Apple commercials – in the middle is Joe Randazzo of The Onion – and on the right is Dave Willis of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Check out the Full Gallery, HERE.

Scoutmob. HowStuffWorks. Trivia. Five. 5. Seasons. Brewery. Photos.

One Reply to “Scoutmob +”

  1. John Hodgman, AKA the Deranged Millionaire from They Might Be Giants’ “Venue Songs”! Love it!

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