Event Photography in Beaver Creek, Colorado
Colorado Event Photography by Sean F. Boggs
A Delicious and Ambitious Photo Shoot Beaver Creek, Colorado
Sometimes I feel like I'm a mover. I move cameras, lights, people, furniture, food, drinks, hair, generators, props, crews, emotions, and motivations, then I move ‘em all back. At this shoot from back in 2019, we had 9 models, in 25 setups, at 7 locations, shot over 2 days, during the event, and with 100s of people around. We moved! The Beaver Creek Culinary Weekend had its challenges for a local photography shoot.
During the event in Beaver Creek, Colorado we were hired to capture images for advertising purposes. To shoot photographs at a live event the models have signed releases that permit us to use their faces in our final photographs. But in a crowd, you can't show people's faces, logos, or properties without their written permission. Our bosses told us; "Give us dynamic, beautiful shots of our event without bothering the paying customers. But, shoot in the middle of 100’s of paying customers.” Fun, right??
An Event Photography Challenge - How We Did It
1 Einstein with a vagabond mini and 3 batteries
1 medium Paul Buff strip softbox
2 D800s Nikon
Coffee and some duct tape
We rolled with a couple of D800s, a single light man stand, (a dude with the light in his hands), and a medium strip softbox on foot, in cars, and on skis. We stayed very dynamic and used a lot of natural movement with the models. We mixed ambient and strobe to add highlights to the existing mid and dark tones. Most of the time we feathered the softboxes up and back away from the subjects making sure that our strobe never hits the ground or too much of the background. We wanted to grab the very edge of the light coming from the strobe so that you could see the edge of the shadow well. (Remember, the strobe is just for highlights in this setting.) We used a ton of short depth of field and that kept our light at or near its lowest setting most of the time.
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