The Set Up
We decided to go for as simple a set up as we could to create a natural look that, despite using flash, gives a feel similar to that of diffused daylight. We used two soft boxes to give this light and this set up allows us to concentrate on interacting with the people taking their pictures rather than worry about the lighting.
We used a Nikon D300 hooked directly up to an iMac so that we could pull the pictures over to the computer almost immediately they were taken. We shot Raw + jpeg formats for flexibility – the Raw files are easy to manipulate quickly to give people a print to take away. Unlike in 1979, instead of a week to get prints available, the time is down to minutes with digital technology. The prints we gave people were 6×4s from a Sony lab-quality dye sub printer.
Graham Peet is at the computer.