New green energy power co-operative SPARK

Posted by ryanjackson on Sep 18, 2011 in lighting, photos |

Jeff Senger, left, and Paul Cabaj, founding members of SPARK, a new green energy power co-operative that offers members lower cost electricity than competitors. They pose for a photo behind a net zero home in Edmonton on August 7, 2011. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal)


Here is an example of when simple props can really add to a picture. I wanted to illustrate “power” so I grabbed as many extension cords as I could find.
I usually shoot at low apertures to blur out the background but here I wanted Jeff, Paul and the solar panels in the background to be sharp so I shot at F9 with a wide lens to get lots of Depth of Field.
I lit this picture one Canon 580EX speed lights to the right.
1/160sec, F9, ISO100. 16-35L @ 32mm. Read the story: Alberta’s first energy co-op eyes green power

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