Nikon D5, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 500, ƒ/4, 1/8000
This morning we shot promotion shots for Roswell High School’s Theatre performance of Roger & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma. We were shooting a variety, and then we will pick the one favorite we all have for the 12′ x 8′ banner we will put in front of the school.
This is me and the setup for shooting the first photo that Dorie, my wife, took of me. I am shooting a High-Speed Sync of 1/8000 to make the sky darker and create more of the “Big Sky” look you would have in Oklahoma.
This was the first photo we started shooting.
Here you can see my setup. I am using  Alienbees B1600 for the lights. To power them, I am using the Paul Buff Vagabond batteries. To trigger the lights, I am using Pocketwizard AC-9 pugged into the Alienbees B1600 and then into the Pocketwizard TT5. This is receiving the signal from the Pocketwizard TT1 with the AC-3 to dial in the exposures on the camera.
I am shooting low again to emphasize the big sky.
I tried to keep it simple by not moving all around the farm but instead using more time at the exact location and varying the camera angle.
Last night we watched the movie of Oklahoma with Shirley Jones starring Laurey Williams. This last photo has the same look and feels as the movie.
I wonder which of these might be our banner photo to promote musical Oklahoma.
Here you can get a feel for what we are creating when all the type is added.