May 27, 2015

Wave chandelier and Lux Forma by Oliver Tanner at VIVID

My friend Oliver ( ) had two sculptures in Vivid this year, and asked me to photograph them. Both contain some amount of programmed LED pixel action.

At various points during the shoot I thought that I was doing the right thing by trying to freeze movement at night (like when kids were running around the lux forma sculpture), but the lesson reinforced was just to shoot at ISO 50 as detail is king and grainy noise from higher ISOs is not your friend when it comes to RAW development in spite of conflicting hunches. Also I found that editing this set was surprisingly challenging, without a meaningful explanation.