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Toy turntables. Real DJ.

20100112 - DJ HeroCanon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
10 mm · 1/200 s · f/11 · ISO 100
Strobist: Sigma EF 530 DG Super, 1/4 power, 2′ camera right, STO-FEN diffused, remote triggered

When Santa dropped DJ Hero underneath the tree for me this Christmas, I just knew it’d be the perfect game for me, being a music/remix junkie and a have-wanted-to-try-it-all-my-life not-DJ*. I’ve played a lot of rhythm games in my time, and this pretty much tops the list.

But, as much as I love it, I thought it’d be an absolute crime if Bryan — an actual DJ — didn’t get it.  Lo and behold, he did.

The idea was to get a shot of him rocking the turntables, but this shot won out for overall feel. Here’s the action shot:

20100112 - DJ Hero-02Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
10 mm · 1/200 s · f/11 · ISO 100
Strobist: Sigma EF 530 DG Super, 1/4 power, 2′ camera right, STO-FEN diffused, remote triggered

I caught him at a good time, too. He’s slated to become a dad in a matter of days. =)

Also, for the curious, there’s no Photoshopical trickery with the sky here; check the Exif for the magic shutter/aperture/ISO/flash formula.

Special thanks to my invaluable Production Assistant, Tindy, who’s usually behind the scenes of my video shoots, catching all the details I miss. She actually “pulled the trigger” on the camera while I directed, ’cause my hands were otherwise occupied, um, holding the decks.

Yup, I’m half hugging around my camera to hold the turntables in place for Bryan ’cause I couldn’t find a tall enough table.

=)

* Quoth Naomi: “What are you going to call yourself if you become a DJ? Daft Bud?”

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