The Olympia Photographers meetup group got together to do some night shooting.  I recruited some local models from Model Mayhem and we went to the Olympia waterfront for some night shooting.  We met up at the South Bay BBQ (great food!) before the event.  Our models were Bryan,  Kenyatta, Stormy, and “The Man” (Bryan’s son).  There were also some interesting people in the area.  Two women were out on the pier doing some type of exercise.  A few of us brought speedlights and modifiers for some “strobist” style shooting.  It was fun to balance the flash with the ambient light of the setting sun, at least until the sun set and it got dark.

Others used on-camera flash and some used their tripods and made long exposures.  Bryan brought his street motorcycle, which made a nice prop.  I was able to get some nice shots of Kenyatta using a single flash (a Sunpak 383) and a brolly box on a stand.  We had some issues with the wind blowing over stands, but nothing got broken, we had a lot of fun, and some nice images were created. More photos from the rest of the group are online at the meetup.com page:  http://www.meetup.com/Olympia-Photographers/photos/950887/