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Old May 27, 2008, 5:47 PM   #1
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Hey, been a while since I posted here. Mostly due to workload at college.

Anyway, I wanted to share these with you. They were all taken at a party called "Radio Modern". The concept behind the whole thing is to have an entire evening/night in 40'ies/50'ies style. From the music to the location to the clothes, everything!

It's great fun, I can't recall any parties where people love to dance more and where the atmosphere is cosier.

I went to this one to help out (I know some of the organization's members), take some photographs, and to have fun of course

I tried to capture the warm, layed back and retro atmosphere.
These were all with only the *ist DL, Pentax-A 50mm f1.7 and Sigma 530 DG ST flash.
(that's all I brought with me, I wanted to do it "old school", to stay with the concept)
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[/align][align=center][/align][align=center]These were fun to make:
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[/align][align=center]And the band: The Big Four[/align][align=center][/align][align=center]


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Old May 27, 2008, 10:41 PM   #2
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That sure looks like great FUN! I love the guy in the wide lapel suit, and the hair salon pictures. How do you manage the ones with the motion - any time I've tried to just use a slow shutter speed they just come out blurry without the sense of sharpness yours do. Or there's not enough feeling of movement or something. I'd love to know how you manage it (is this done with trailing sync flash or something like that?). I'd really like to know because they do speak of such fun.
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Old May 27, 2008, 11:36 PM   #3
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Fantastic series, all great shots and what wonderful fun it looks.
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Great series Tom,

especially the shots that have movement in them.
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Old May 28, 2008, 6:12 AM   #5
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mtngal wrote:
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That sure looks like great FUN! I love the guy in the wide lapel suit, and the hair salon pictures. How do you manage the ones with the motion - any time I've tried to just use a slow shutter speed they just come out blurry without the sense of sharpness yours do. Or there's not enough feeling of movement or something. I'd love to know how you manage it (is this done with trailing sync flash or something like that?). I'd really like to know because they do speak of such fun.
The key is in the flash.

I just pointed my flash upward, so that only the couple in front of me would be sharp, and then selected a long shutterspeed and fairly wide aperture, that would be able to capture the ambient light in the background.

Then it's just basicly trial and error.
Shooting in burst helps. I think I took about 10-15 shots, where only these 3 came out looking ok.


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Really fun series of photos.. Thanks for sharing!
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