The Neo-Futurists Rock!

One of my favorite groups of people to photograph is Chicago's Neo-Futurists theatre ensemble. They are always a blast to work with and I love their shows! Doing a group is always tough to do without it turning into a school portrait but I think we were able to produce something eye-catching but still free-form in keeping with their improvisational style. I was really happy with the lighting in the shot. I used a giant umbrella, without any diffusion, and cut a hole in it for the lens. Instant $80 giant ring light! I like how the light is hard and soft and even at the same time. It allowed me to work with the positioning of everyone instead of working out lighting problems. ac_090711_165939_6716-web