April 15, 2009 – I met up with Sean and Nat of 3OH!3 on the AP Tour 2009, and the guys were more than happy to throw up a few 3-0-3s for the camera and show you how it's done.
Nat and Sean were super nice and great to work with. Awesome, awesome guys.
The lighting for this setup was done with four lights: three SB-600s and the sun.
Two of the SB-600s were positioned camera-right and left, while the third speedlight was positioned behind the guys, camera right. These flashes were triggered wirelessly by a Nikon SB-900 fired on-camera.
This shoot was done at 5:30pm, which still put the sun still relatively high in the sky – plenty high to be a factor in the shoot. For the most part, kept the sun at about a 45-70º angle off-axis from the camera, utilizing it as a backlight for the guys.
The exposure for the ambient light was about ISO 200 at 1/250 and f/16. So, just about “sunny 16,” though this did underexpose the scene by about a stop or so (discounting flash).
Big thanks to Mike and Courtney, who hustled to make this happen even with a very tight schedule, and of course to Nat and Sean, who were great subjects.