For the past several years I’ve worked part time at our local movie theatre as a manager/projectionist, and I’ve posted pictures of the place here before. I did several of them last summer as we were renovating the auditorium and balcony with new seating.
A couple of years ago we replaced the venerable popcorn tub with bags, which are easier to clean up and take up less space in the garbage can, which is ultimately a little cheaper for operation. Recently it came to our attention that patrons still longed for the tubs, and when the decision was made to bring them back, I decided to use my new flash to see if I could do up a promotional image for the event. I was still very new to flash photography, but I had the general idea of the image I wanted. I knew the hard part (for me) would be not getting unwanted shadows. I positioned the three tubs in front of the popper about 6 feet and bounced the flash off a gold reflector to add to the golden glow I wanted to achieve. I also used a very slow shutter speed given that I was using strobe lighting. But the point of the flash wasn’t to light the scene so much as add richness and color to it.
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