A few days ago I posted about the location scouting with Steve Chastain. This past Thursday night was the class’s opportunity to photograph at the hanger. We met at Island Home Airport and got to play around in a hanger with 4 airplanes and a variety of equipment. These airplanes are still in service to an amazing organization called Remote Area Medical. Judy and Tom Dandridge were kind enough to open the hanger and airplanes up for Steve’s classes use. A big thank you goes out to Judy and Tom letting us come out.
After the students arrived, Steve gave a brief history of the airplanes (one of which flew over Normandy on D-Day) and some information on the organization of RAM. We then played with lights and had a couple of great models. Steve’s students did a great job and loved experimenting with the lights. To show the students a finer understanding of light, we started out with some 500 watt hot lights with softboxes. It’s really fun to see the look of understanding come across someones face when they get a concept like feathering a light. We then moved on to playing with strobes, both TTL and manually controlled. Check out some of the students photographs over at Steve’s Photolearning blog.
Here are a few photographs that I captured while working with the students.