Casino Royale 009 Presented by Junior League

On Saturday night I photographed the Casino Royale 009 event held at the Hyatt in Fort Lauderdale. The event was put on by the Junior League. I was asked to shoot the event by Jennifer of Littles Studios. It was a charity event and it was a success. Attendees had their choice of casino games to play and could join poker tournaments.

A great band played off and on all night long. It's funny how I find myself drawn to photographing musicians.

As they danced, the singer and her date reminded me of a couple at their wedding. They seemed to be so in love with each other. I waited for them to be in just the right position to get the rim light that is provided by the spot light in the far end of the room that lit up the stage.

By the end the night I was bored with taking the snapshot of people with just on camera flash. When Jennifer asked me to take a photo of her and her husband I decided to get creative. The Bond girls had used these white trays all night. They carried around poker chips, money, and drinks around on them. I asked a fellow photographer to help me and reflect my SB800 with the tray.

Jennifer was smiles all night and did a great job of organizing on the event. Using the tray as a large light source gave a nice soft light and I dragged the shutter at 1/5 of a sec to bring in the background.  My on board flash was used to trigger the SB800 and for fill.

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