Week 2: I get together with good friends Darwin and the Dinosaur for a chilly shoot outdoors.
The guys in Darwin and the Dinosaur are going on their European Tour in April and needed some new press shots doing. These guys are the best to work with so of course I said I’d take some for them. We decided to keep the shoot local so headed down to the grounds of the University of East Anglia where I’d scouted a couple of good locations.
This was the first of three locations we tried and they ended up being my favorite shots of the day. We had this idea where the whole band would run down the hill and we’d get some bizarre Chariots of Fire type shot but we couldn’t get the lighting to work, however Alan did this AMAZING jump so we switched the idea round so the rest of the band would be standing still and we’d pop the flash once Alan got in line with the rest of the band. I made poor Alan go back up and down the hill doing jump after jump after jump until we got the shot right which, in fairness, kept him warm…
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Flash: Canon 430EX ii on about 1/2 power in 50” Westcott Apollo