Texas School for the Deaf Foundation 5K Festival [Austin Event Photographer]

October 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Texas School for the Deaf Foundation 5K "RUN FOR ALL" and festival started Saturday afternoon and ended long after sundown.  I was grateful to be a part of this fundraiser for the school.  We were greeted by a small army of volunteers willing to help us unload and setup.  Everyone had a great time and I even learned how to sign "thank you".

A big thanks to the TSDF for allowing Michael Barker Photography to participate.  And a double thank you to my sweet wife Carrie Barker for helping and encouraging me.

 

I asked Lord Vader if he had tried to turn the lights on with the Force (ref. Volkswagen commercial)...he just breathed deeply and stared at me.  His mom is Ms Universe.

 

 

A sweet couple just wanting a memory

 

 

Thing 1 and Thing 2

 

 

Those crazy kids from Tough Cookie Cycling Team...we traded cookies for pics...I definitely came out ahead!

 

 

  Thought I'd share my setup for anyone interested.  Two Einstein 640's for lights.  Large Octobox on right and bare strobe on left, about 1/2 power compared to the Octo. The entire Tent/Canopy (EZUP ES100) kit made like a large diffuser and eliminated all shadows during the day.  At night, the lighting had to be adjusted up.  Camera: Nikon D700, Lens: Nikon 24-70 2.8,  ISO 141, Shutter 1/250, varying F5-F8.  I actually shot Tethered to my MacBookPro using Adobe LightRoom4.  It gave the clients the ability to see what I just shot, and to adjust their poses.  It also made a great table display to show what the photos were going to look like.  I only hosted the photos on my website and they could download them whenever.  That particular Event is locked except to those who have the password and were at the event except for these few pics here.


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