What a cool weekend I had again... Saturday, I was invited to an art and martial art show. The art portion was musicians, photography and all kinds of paintings and the martial arts portion was a demo of 5 different kinds of (mostly) Chinese styles of martial arts, finishing off with break dancing demos and music and dancing. I was only able to stay for about 4 hours (from 6-10), but I took some very interesting shots of the singers, the arts, but I was in a bad location for the martial arts portion, which is ok. A couple of the musicians: Taken using a 28" softbox with 2 SB-600s from about 20 feet away. Not very soft, but the quality was nice compared to ambient (which took a lot of futzing later on to get right, as I spent most of the evening between ISO 1600/3200) On Sunday, one of the guys from out Montreal Strobist group and a few of us got together to photograph old worn out running shoes... but not just any running shoes, but those of you in the photography scene will recognize the name... no less than Chase Jarvis' old runners... lol We decided a reverent kinda shooting session would be appropriate, so the Montreal Oratory was chosen, and we had a TOTAL BLAST there. He once said something along the lines of anyone who walked his walk would find success, and then he made his running shoes available to anyone who signed up for the fun project. These shoes have traveled across many parts of the USA and Canada, and will likely make it to Europe and who knows where else... but we had a chance to do a shoot with them. Now, I did not take pictures this time, but I was integral to a part of it by offering ideas, thoughts, support, enthusiasm and my 3 Nikon speedlights. I have to wait until the shots are done, but... here is a taste of some of the fun we had (picture NOT taken by me): http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3617/3477865995_bc63fbe6e5.jpg These are from me though: What is a trip to the Oratory without a little higher ISO shooting: ISO 3200 - 1/25th - F/2.8 Once I get a few more shots of the Chase Jarvis shoot, I'll post a few links... from the previews that I saw, I would say that Montreal Strobists are well represented.