Lessons learned, lessons learned. One hitch
fouled the shoot.
[-] I had no flashperson
so I took the camera in one hand, the flash in the other, and paddled out on a boogie board. It wasn't a big day, but it wasn't a small day.
[-] A few waves in, I was pummeled such that something knocked the flash housing clasp
. Water seeped in. The SB-800 still powers up, but I'm cleaning her off and holding my breath before I decide I do or don't need a replacement.
[-] The water was a bit cold
. Not frigid, but cold enough to scare off most of the talent.
[+] The LEDs worked well
- much better than the glowsticks for focusing (this can't be seen in any shots, but I got some great LED focus while the flash was malfunctioning).
[+] The camera and housing held up well. All of these shots were taken without the benefit of the SB-800. Nowhere near enough light, but not bad for a point and shoot
[+] Scripps was a good choice
, I could stand most places, it was waist-shoulder, consistent, and and some corners.
- So I was at least able to put my previous learnings to the test, and they were all good choices. It would have been a great shoot had I not caught a personnel snag that had a serious ripple effect. I think that was a pun.
- Thanks to Erik for being the unwaivering, enthusiastic subject.
- Also KO and Ayr for making the trip out into the cold, dark darkness.
- And finally Kathryn for being our land support.