This reporter was recording a small segment for what would be later a ‘small filler’. His talking time was around a minute.

A few small and interesting points:

  1. Because of the framing, the guy wears a jacket, tie and shirt, but since he’s a ‘talking head’ he wears blue jeans and runners.
  2. For the fill light they do not use battery but a long, a very long extension cord and plugged it in around 75 meters away at the public electricity plugging point.
  3. They use a large diffuser to reduce the strong sunlight. Personally, I would have used a slightly different location, about 25 meters to their left and turned the ‘talking head’ around (not a derogatory term, I just don’t know his name) against the sun.

Sun News reporter on the Vancouver Seawall

Sun News Reporter

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.0.4

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 100 and 1/320
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L IS @200mm and f/7.1
Processed with Darktable 2.0.4: http://www.darktable.org/