TOP of the task list today is photography for the forthcoming Live at Memorial Hall album.
There’s two aspects. First I need a ‘news’ pic of me with a guitar and the album cover in front of the hall where I recorded the album. That’s a good people/local interest pic story for the local papers who probably aren’t likely to be interested in the music aspect of the release.
Secondly, I need good product and packaging images to be used in banners and graphics across social media and other bits and bobs of artwork.
In the studio I improvise a light table using a large softbox end up on the floor with two LED panels in the base….and some lighting from above. I get some good useable stuff.
Thankfully there’s a few clouds in the sky so I grab a flash, wireless transmitters, stand, reflector and all the camera gear and we nip along to the village hall for the other shot.
Margaret acts as a model while I set up the shot then we swap places and Margaret fires the camera. We mange to get a few shots before the clouds disappear and the strong sun (and shadows) scuppers the chance of doing any more. Not that I want to complain about sunshine!
Back home I check the pix and they’re adequate for the job…nothing fantastic, but plenty up to the job.
After lunch I start pulling some footage together for a ‘making of the live album’ video. I was sure I had some timelapse footage from the hall setup and I manage to find it…although it’s stops pretty short of the setup completion..think the memory card got full. Anyway, might be useful.
After a few hour’s scrutinising video clips for the edit my brain;s fried, so I go out for wee walk, stopping to check emails and catch up on some work when I get a decent 4G signal at the other end of the bay.
It’s still nice weather when I get home, but the midges are out so instead of cracking open a beer in the garden, I crack one open in the kitchen and set about making dinner…