I got the opportunity to shoot inside the Amargosa Opera House, near Death Valley, California. It looks very cool inside, but I found it to be a very difficult shoot. First, this place just sucks up light like no place I've shot it. It was very dark, and any flash you put out seemed to dissipate immediately. The walls were darkly painted this with this glossy paint, so you couldn't shoot against the walls or you'd get an ugly, blinding bright spot. You also couldn't really bounce the flash because the paint caused an awful color cast. I spent the first 30 minutes of the shoot so frustrated, I almost walked out. But, I managed to breathe, focus, and try to arrange what lights I had the best I could.
This was shot with two lights, one speedlight in a 48" octobox on my left, and a bare speedlight on the right illuminating the seats and the models left side. The model's name is Megan, and she's going to be a star, if she wants.
Any C+C would be greatly appreciated. I will be posting more shots as I process them.
Megan by Generator Photography on Flickr