Sunday, August 26, 2018
Buried In Backpacks! A local hospital hosted a back-to school give-away of brand new backpacks filled with school supplies for distribution through a local charity. The bags would be delivered to the distribution point in the back of an ambulance.
The shot was relatively easy to make, but it required the cooperation of the subject and the staff loading the backpacks. I entered through the open door at photo left managed to climb over the backpacks that were already in the ambulance and situate myself in the "corner"of this tight space. I was using a Fuji T2 and the 10-24mm lens set at its widest setting. The flash was adjusted manually, so it was shoot and correct until I got a setting I was happy with, which was 1/250 at F11. This combination allowed for good outside detail, while bare flash, fired using a neutered flash cable, provided the interior detail. Since all the exposures were manual, I used a discontinued Adorama Flash described here. This gave me super-fast recycle time without the bother of a supplementary battery pack and its requisite power cable.
When I was pretty sure I had the photo I wanted, I managed to climb out from under this mountain of backpacks with a little help from the volunteers. After I photographed everybody's ID badges, I was ready to call it a day.
Posted by Tom Jung Photography at 12:10 PM