Well, Animania has come and gone. I’ve posted my photos up to Flickr as usual. Spent plenty of time chatting with Kris from whatabigcamera.com and a few other of the regular anime convention photography crowd whom I’ve been interacting since I got back into things.
Very low shutter count again this time – I think only 100 for the entire weekend over both cameras, and even that may be higher than reality. After SMASH! I’m finding I’m a lot more selective over how I take shots, and I’m shooting a lot more with Flash Exposure Bracketing turned off, so I’m losing a few more “would have been good” shots than I used to, but have a lot less to cull overall, and the average quality is a lot higher.
The bulk of Saturday’s photos were taken single strobe – the later ones done with strobe off camera. Mostly used the 5D, but took a few notables with the 50D + 50mm/1.8 combo mostly so I would have some material to defend my “you can do this with cheap, mainstream gear” claims. 🙂
The majority of Sunday’s photos were taken dual strobe – main off camera, on-camera unit for fill. Having two 580s is handy that way. Only took the 5D, but switched between the 70-200 and the 17-40 a fair bit. Really need to pick up a 24-70 at some point.