I really enjoyed working on this piece with my subject. Lynn Wobig, crystal healer, is very nice and easy to work with. This project ended up being less visual than I had originally anticipated and, at first, liked the audio better than the images.
At first I was afraid the images would not be strong enough to be a story on their own so I began to rely on the audio. But after transcribing it, I noticed random spikes near the end that I couldn't explain. They are no where else in the audio and it was a little disappointing that some of my best quotes were ruined.
After talking with the class during my work report I was able to plan out what visuals I still needed to make this project work. I was then able to become a bit more confident. When I went back for the last time shooting stills, I had the most fun. Playing with light is something that I love to experiment with because I am not that used to being in control of it.
Luckily, Lynn was very patient with me and even had fun looking at the end results in the LCD screen. My biggest challenge was getting my camera to focus in such low light. I made sure to check out a 5D Mark II from the locker that way my photos wouldn't be as grainey, but it still didn't make it as perfect as I wanted it.
I wish I had spent more time experimenting with the flash on my own before I used it in front of my subject, but now I know this is something to prepare for for next time. It would have been nice to include other aspects of Lynn's work around the shop or with her Imaginetics business, but I just didn't have the time necessary to commit to that at the moment. Hopefully I can stay in contact and work on making it even better.