Andrew Shoots the Blue Hour Snowstorm
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Cool. Dang. We're at the mercy of the lights here. I'm gonna get a little closer. Just keeping the truck centered in frame. (camera shuttering) Cool. And then I wanna get a few detail shots with the snow and the lights. Obviously the lights are kicking on and off. I think that's just a electrical thing, but yeah I want to get some detail with that because the way the light is hitting the snow it's creating this brilliant atmosphere.
It's a weird thing.
They're doing that weird thing again.
It just decide whats it wants to.
If I turn them off they'll kind of, cool down and work again.
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I'm actually going to lower my shutter speed to like 1/30 40th ish. I'm gonna change my ISO further down and try to get a blurry effect with the snow right now. Just for a detailed shot to support the overall story. See how that goes. (slow tempo hip hop music continues) (camera shuttering) I think I need...
to back up and zoom in a little bit. (slow tempo hip hop music begins) I think, it needs to be an even slower shutter. All right, whenever you're ready. Nice. Look at that. Yeah, fix that. Oh, this is unreal. (camera slowly shuttering) Sick. Yeah, you can um. We're gonna do that same shot real quick. I'm just going to heighten my shutter speed. I'll show you what we're getting here real quick. So, just yeah. You with the,
with the snow going. I'm wanna just blur it a little less there. I was shooting pretty, shooting one 1/13 of the second. So we'll raise it to like 1/20 and try that. Whenever your lights are ready.
Cool. No, I mean, just need a little rest. They're weird, man.
That's okay. No rush. This is great.
Just tell me when.
Yeah, whenever you're ready. (camera slowly shuttering) I'm gonna go back to that same angle. Look back at the light again. (man laughing) Sick. I wish it was snowing just a bit harder. The idea's coming through. Maybe I need to actually lessen my shutter speed to like really low. Like handhold at 1/5. We'll see how that goes. But I really want to get a lot of snow, a lot of motion going on in it. I'm not necessarily worrying about everything being crisp and perfect, but yeah, we'll try it again real quick. Oh Yes. This is actually a much better angle, I think. (camera slowly shuttering) Oh, that's brilliant. Go ahead and shut 'em off really quick so we can let 'em rest for a second. It's nice. There's actually a little bit more snow now I think. And there's enough to where I think I can actually. Wow. I'm hyped on that. Yeah. I'm gonna heighten my shutter speed a little bit now. So we don't have to have as steady of a hand. I can back up for a bit different composition. I was using this snow plow here as a brace. Cause I was shooting at 1/5 of a second which is something you probably shouldn't do, but just whatever. We're gonna raise it to 1/15, but just still something you probably shouldn't do handheld, but whatever. All right, let's try it again, yeah? Wow. There's so much more snow. This is great. (camera slowly shuttering) Sick. We definitely got it. That was brilliant. I'm hype for that. (low tempo hip hop music continues) (camera slowly shuttering) Wow, I'm hype about this. The snow came down, perfect timing honestly. Will you stand out there where the lights are real quick? Oh no. My eye sensors. Cool. The snow. There you go. All right, take a step into the light. And just be sitting near the road there. Yeah. Where it's risen. I'll have you, just hands in pockets facing off that way actually. Yeah. And take a few steps back. Perfect. All right. I'm gonna change settings here. We'll shoot 1/60 of a second and just crank the ISO here. Aperture's gonna be f/4, ISO of 2,500 again. Really just trying to manage ISO right now. Go legs together rather. (camera slowly shuttering) Take a few steps out and just walk back. (camera slowly shuttering) Nice and walk back. Oh, do that again real quick. The lighting on the snow is really cool. Go ahead and actually walk just back out and I'll take photos of you coming to. I'm gonna get lower two on this angle. (camera slowly shuttering) Nice, it's looking solid.
I can get more light if you want.
Let's do that and let's run it one more time. I'm actually gonna darken it, I think. Bring in the ISO to 1600. He's also about to blast more light. Boom. Oh my God. Unreal. All right, go ahead. (camera slowly shuttering) And then do it once more. I'm gonna change my, I need to shoot my, How do you call that?
Yeah. I need to have a faster shutter. All right. Just changed my shutter speed to super fast. Go ahead. (camera quickly shuttering) Nice. Like really what I'm seeing in this shot is his legs and the way they are positioned. And when they're positioned wrong, it just looks awkward. So I wanna just shoot really fast at every chance and position I can get. So, whenever you're ready. (camera quickly shuttering) Nice. I'm gonna do another one but closer in. So I'm going to have you do the same thing but I'm gonna get more of a detail shot. So of your boots walking. I'll be like right here and you don't even need to walk that far out. You can actually come closer. (camera quickly shuttering) I'll do once more, but shooting this way toward the truck. I mean, once more, we'll see about that, but.
Wanna shoot more straight on?
Oh yeah. That's such a much better frame there. We are shooting somewhere between 28 and 35. So my aperture's at 5/6, which means most of everything will be in focus where I'm focusing at. Which is about five feet, ten feet, five to ten feet in front of where he's standing or standing now. Brighten it up a little bit. All right, go ahead. (camera quickly shuttering) Wow. That's, prime time. I'll do once more. I mean, I'm gonna stop saying once more. We all know that's a lie. I'm just gonna change my composition a bit. All right, go ahead. (camera quickly shuttering)
Nice. And then let's just get one more shot and hold it of you just sitting on the center of the snow plow there.
And it'll probably just be pretty silhouette ish. But, that'll be pretty cool. Would you be able to turn off the inside light?
And my focus here. (one camera shutter) Shift this way just a bit. Yeah, there you go. You're centered now. We're just gonna shoot a wide angled shot. (camera shuttering) That lens is getting a little wet from the snow. It's creating some light refractions. Change it back to auto focus. (camera quickly shuttering) And look off to your right. Yeah. Profile. (camera shuttering) Hey, could we do one with all the lights on real quick?
And then that should be good. About to get flooded. Yes. (camera quickly shuttering) My lens just got a big drop on it. (camera quickly shuttering) Oh shit. My lenses is getting snowed on hard. A lot of light refraction. (camera quickly shuttering) Oh, now I just fogged it all up. You can throw 'em off real quick. Yeah, that looks sick, I think we got it.
So that's a wrap on the shoot. We shot some detail, some portrait, some landscape stuff and we shot all the way into blue hour. The lighting wasn't spectacular, necessarily but, it wasn't hurting the images at all in my opinion. So it's a bit cold out here. We're gonna go inside and we will take these to the editing room. I'm stoked. I think we got a great variety of images and I'm excited to see 'em on the computer. See you there.