Photos from TEDxCanberra 2010

You can read my thoughts about the TEDx conference in Canberra but here are some of the photos I took.

As one of the organising crew I took the opportunity during pre-event rehearsals to take some good shots with flash as no flash photography was permitted for the actual event. It was in the National Library of Australia theatre with a medium-height roof so I could use ceiling-bounced flash around 1/4 to 1/2:

TEDxCanberra crew

The problem with this is that it does make for some rather ominous shadows under the eyebrows, nose and chin.

My Honl order had arrived the morning of the pre-conference rehearsals so I took the opportunity to try out my new Honl traveller8 portable softbox for some diffused on-camera direct flash:

Sunny Forsyth

You can immediately tell it’s direct on-camera flash but the result is far better than typical on-camera flash. The conical traveller8 is only 8-inches in diameter but it does mean that on-camera direct flash is now an option rather than avoiding it completely.

I’d also received some flash colour modifiers with my Honl order, the Sampler which has a mix of colour-correction and special effects filters. I tried these out to match the ambient lighting:

Pete Williams

So far I’ve published 30 photos of TEDxCanberra on Flickr. You can also view the TEDxCanberra Flickr Group which has photos from other great photographers like Leonard Low and Gavin Tapp.

Photos from the official event photographer Woodrow Wilson will be available from the TEDxCanberra website.

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