Joseph O. Holmes’ Projectionist Portraits
As theaters eschew film projectors in favor of digital ones, the movie theater projectionist will become a thing of the past. Photographer Joseph O. Holmes has embarked on a project to document this quickly-disappearing profession.
He writes not only is the lighting inside the projection booths dim, but it’s also pretty awful looking. He brings his own light into these spaces in the form of a softbox and Nikon speedlights, and, if his son isn’t available to assist, he holds the softbox himself and triggers his camera remotely using his PocketWizard FlexTT5® and MiniTT1®.
Holmes also sent us these details on the series:
“These were all shot with a single Nikon SB-800 flash through a Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite softbox using a PocketWizard FlexTT5 and AC3 ZoneController on my Nikon D800 and a MiniTT1 on the flash. I shot them with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and the Nikon 24mm f/1.4. I shot all these on manual exposure, first setting the ambient exposure and then shooting a couple test shots with the flash, using the AC3 to dial the manual power level on the SB-800 up and down until it looked good.”
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