Seeing the Light

I’ve been using the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash units to light environmental portraits and certain events. Since they’re wireless there are no cords to run and possibly trip over. The radio frequency enables the units to be placed behind objects throughout a scene. The lead image below was an assignment to feature the 50th anniversary of a local skate rink for a special section. As a key light, a 600EX II-RT is mounted on it’s mini stand placed on top of a video game machine pointed to an opening where skaters hop on or off the rink. Another unit is placed to the right of the skaters to act as fill light.

Malachi Halte and Angelica Stienike use skate walkers to brace themselves while refining their skating skills at Skate Island.

Malachi Halte and Angelica Stienike use skate walkers to brace themselves while refining their skating skills at Skate Island.

GH Hanssen, owner of Hanssen Chiropractor Clinic, has won several awards throughout his career.

GH Hanssen, owner of Hanssen Chiropractor Clinic, has won several awards throughout his career.

Jason Bachle, center, performs on stage in the Grand Island Northwest High School auditorium with other classmates. The Doods is an all-male show choir.

Jason Bachle, center, performs on stage in the Grand Island Northwest High School auditorium with other classmates. The Doods is an all-male show choir.

Tyson Burt and Christopher Rosenlund jump simultaneously with other Grand Island Northwest High School classmates while rehearsing. The Doods is an all-male show choir.

Tyson Burt and Christopher Rosenlund jump simultaneously with other Grand Island Northwest High School classmates while rehearsing. The Doods is an all-male show choir.

A sign pointing toward Barry’s Shop and Barb’s Shoppe hangs on a wall at the entranceway of Barb’s Hair Shoppe and Junk Yard Treasures at 704 Cottonwood St. in Wood River.

A sign pointing toward Barry’’s Shop and Barb’’s Shoppe hangs on a wall at the entranceway of Barb’’s Hair Shoppe and Junk Yard Treasures at 704 Cottonwood St. in Wood River.

Tracie Pfeifle, a volunteer at the Central Nebraska Humane Society, holds a Pomeranian available for adoption inside the intake room.

Tracie Pfeifle, a volunteer at the Central Nebraska Humane Society, holds a Pomeranian available for adoption inside the intake room.

Ronnie Green, chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, talks during a community gathering Wednesday at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora.

Ronnie Green, chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, talks during a community gathering Wednesday at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora.

Ashlee Schneider is a certified personal trainer and owner of Snap Fitness at 1711 S. Locust St.

Ashlee Schneider is a certified personal trainer and owner of Snap Fitness at 1711 S. Locust St.

Grand Island Police officer Jason Urbanski inside his office at Barr Middle School. Urbanski has been a school resource officer at Barr for over 12 years.

Grand Island Police officer Jason Urbanski inside his office at Barr Middle School. Urbanski has been a school resource officer at Barr for over 12 years.

Jordan Paup of Central City is the All-Heartland defensive captain.

Jordan Paup of Central City is the All-Heartland defensive captain.

Tony Casarez, a custodian at Grand Island Evangelical Free Church, stands at a drum set he plays with the worship team during Sunday services.

Tony Casarez, a custodian at Grand Island Evangelical Free Church, stands at a drum set he plays with the worship team during Sunday services.

Rocky Newman is a PATH/Outreach/Day Reporting Facilitator with Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska.

Rocky Newman is a PATH/Outreach/Day Reporting Facilitator with Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska.

Anna Sorensen is the shift supervisor of the night shift at the 911 Call Center located in the basement of City Hall.

Anna Sorensen is the shift supervisor of the night shift at the 911 Call Center located in the basement of City Hall.

Grand Island Northwest senior Kylie Broich is Captain of the All-Heartland Volleyball Team.

Grand Island Northwest senior Kylie Broich is Captain of the All-Heartland Volleyball Team.

 

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