Occasionally, one of my architectural photography clients asks me to photograph an event relating to the building process, e.g. topping out ceremony, ribbon cutting. This is one example. Having photographed the new Omicron training centre in Stafford, I was commissioned to photograph the opening of the building. So here are a few general images.
At the start of the event, the marquee in which the event took place was quite bright, being white and partially daylit. This meant that I could use mostly available light with a little fill-in flash. The settings were manual, and the main flash modification was through a diffuser which could be slid up and down to quickly vary the balance of up and direct light.
Later in the evening, as darkness fell outside, more direct flash was needed, whilst trying to maintain some modelling of people's faces. As before, the main flash component was uplight (which still reflected well from the white roof) but with a little forward angling.