On a recent assignment we had the opportunity to take promotional photographs for the production of Joan The Girl of Arc, for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Off the Hill Family series. We could not have ask for bluer skies or calmer winds, but the 12º was challenging. Batteries and other electronic devices seem to be a bit sluggish anytime it drops below 20º.
To work around the cold and help light the performers we used a portable generator as our power source along with large reflective panels to wrap the natural sunlight around them and separate the actors from the stone wall. We had to work fast because of the frigid temperatures, the entire session was under 45 min.
If you get opportunity go to cincyplay.com to purchase tickets to any of the Cincinnati Playhouse's upcoming performances.
Thanks to the Playhouse's costume designer, Gordon DeVinney who the provided the great wardrobe for the performers, I must note he had nothing to do with mine and the Indianapolis 500 hat, I wish someone would have.
Tech Notes, Camera-Nikon 800, Lens-Nikon 50mm, Lighting-Profoto, Illustrative Effect-Topaz Clarity www.tonyarrasmith.com