Hey this is Daniel Norton, I’m here in New York City with Marissa, and we’re gonna go on an adventure. We’re gonna go down into the Subway. So the Subway is one of those places, it’s like classic New York. Everybody loves to make portraits in the Subway and there’s actually lots of light down there. You can go down the Subway find a good little pool of light, and light something, but to really get something interesting and extra, we decided to go down there and light it. Okay guys before we get down the Subway, let’s take a second to talk about safety. Make sure you’re not gonna get too close to the platform edge. That means you and your model. And don’t go in the areas marked ‘Do Not Enter’. Also, you shouldn’t put down any tripods or anything like that where somebody could trip. Remember there’s commuters out there and if you’re using a flash make sure you’re not flashing it towards the train as it comes towards you. That can be very dangerous. Follow those rules. Use common sense. Let’s get some great shots. So I have a backpack full of equipment, super simple. I have my laptop with me because of course we’ll go tethered, like we always do. I’ve got the Nikon with the tethering cable and everything. And I just I’m gonna bring with me one simple light – Profoto A1. Right, speedlight, small flash, plenty of light in the Subway to do that, because ultimately what I’m gonna do is drag the shutter I’m sure, and with stabilization in the camera, I should be able to get a relatively stable shot. And then we’re gonna light Marissa, so it looks really nice. For that I got some cool stuff in here. Some grip and an arm, and I’ll show you that we get down there. Okay here we go. We’re in the Subway and we’re gonna make this happen. Marissa’s got a fancy dress. Perfecto. Alright let’s take a quick peek see what the exposure is. Good good good. Alright so I’m just taking the shot I’m in Capture One here. Gonna see what this looks like. Okay here we go we’re at 1/15th of a second at f/4. No be more flat to me. There we go, yeah exactly. Stay out of that light though. Yep back back back back, good good good good, Here we go, oh hell yeah, I’m shooting at 1/15th of a
second. I’ve got the Chimera light kind of positioned above her clamped, Good good good, couple more, Okay hold it. We’re gonna wait for the train now. Nice, to me. Good. Pretty. Good okay hold. Let the people come off the train. Nice, that’s pretty. You can adjust the color slightly, but that’s nice. You’re getting a little too much light on you from the front light though. So go ahead and stand further back. Yeah just try to stay out of that light. Yeah there we go exactly. Good good good, here we go. Good, hold on wait just waiting for people. Okay we’re just waiting for people to come by. It’s so windy and so noisy. Awesome that’s fantastic. Oh wow, it’s actually good with the wind. Look at how nuts that is, that’s so cool. Cool cool cool, yeah, that looks good. Let’s just shoot a couple more before anybody comes, another train comes. A couple more cool poses, that’s perfect where you are though. A few more like that and then we’ll do a quick video. Okay here we go. Awesome! That’s awesome, okay so. We’ve got Marissa. Look I’ll just put you there to just quickly go through this. Okay cool. No that’s me checking my sound. Alright so here’s Marissa here. So basically we’re in the Subway here. You know I’m kind of balancing the light slightly below this light here. But you can see I’m using my Profoto A1 I’m using a Chimera extra small, with one Profoto A1 kinda in the back, and I’ve got a super clamp here, just holding it up. Nice and simple. She’s right there. So we’ve got the laptop set up here, and Capture One again, I always try out to tether on location if I can. I know that that sounds silly but we’re seeing the shots pop up. I get the remote on top of my camera nice and simple. Let’s shoot one or two more, I know you’re cold. Nice all right. Oh wow yeah. We got some variety. We got some interesting shots but that’s kind of cool. I like, I kind of like seeing this scene
more. Yeah it’s cool. – What’s it like when the train came by? Yeah so when we get the train coming by. Yeah it’s pretty dope and you should be pretty sharp. Wow you’re a little soft. See when the train comes by it reflects the constant light there, which is then making you a little softer. That’s the only problem with it but that’s not bad Yeah because the trains have stopped. So that’s the issue here right guys, when the trains moving it’s actually this over here is actually a reflective right, and when that bounces back we’re getting more ambient light on her, so there’s more chance of a blur. That one’s pretty good though. So, I mean I am shooting at 1/15th of a second. They’re actually not cropped I had the crop on. My mistake, so I gotta go back and we’ll take that off in a second. When we do that cool. I think we got it, I don’t think there’s anything else really to do here. You’re perfect you can put your jacket back on. Okay so we just made some awesome shots in the subway. And yeah it was pretty cool. The thing is you can go down the subway to make all kinds of fun shots. I mean there’s lots of light down there. It’s actually not as dark as you might think, but unless you kind of bring your own light, you’re kind of, you got to work with what’s there which isn’t always as exciting. So this was kind of fun, we get to make our own light. Make it look like a actual photo shoot with a minimal amount equipment. Really quick, I think we’re down there a total of like 10 minutes. Yeah, super fast. So yeah I mean, think about that, and again I just had this backpack full of equipment. When I’m doing these shoots we’re running around. I don’t carry a lot of stuff with me. You know, I did pre think this one and make sure I brought with me a clamp. So I clamp because you can’t put, you know, stands down in the subway. It’s dangerous so we knew we wanted to clamp the light. Another way you can do it is have a friend hold it. You know there’s lots of different ways to do it. So anyways I will put Marissa’s information in the description. You guys can follow her. Be sure to follow me Daniel Norton Photographer and subscribe to AdoramaTV. Ring the bell and I’ll see you next time OnSet.