ArtSA Gala @ the Lila Cockrell Theater, San Antonio, TX – Beatle Booth Fun – All You Need Is Love

This year ArtSA had a “Beatles” themed gala and I was contracted to provide prints on site. ARTSA provided life size cutouts of the “Fab Four” and guests took their turn posing with on a faux stage.

The setup was lit with 2 Elinchrom 600RX shooting through Paul Buff umbrellas either side of the shooting position and another 600RX fitted with a Chimera XXS for a hair light – all triggered with Pocket Wizard Multimax radio units. The Canon 1Dx was fitted with a Canon WFT-e6a transmitter sending JPG files to a laptop connected to a DNP DS40 event printer putting out 4×6 prints. The laptop was also connected to a 40″ Insignia LCD TV on a C-stand. The monitor is extremely useful for the participants to view their pix as they are taken to make sure they get the shot they want before printing.


Photos by Joel Spring /

Canon 1Dx
WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8
Pocket Wizard MultiMax
Elinchrom 600RX
Manfrotto C-stands with 40″ grip arms
Chimera XXS softboxes
Paul Buff Shoot through umbrellas
Macbook pro connected to a wireless router for wireless tether
DNP DS40 printer:
The compact 600 dpi DS40 Digital Photo Printer from DNP combines high-speed printing with dye-sub technology to produce high-quality photos from 2 x 6″ up to 6 x 9″ in size. The printer can produce high-quality 4 x 6 photos in under 8 seconds. As your printing needs increase and one printer isn’t enough, you can quadruple your print speed by connecting 4 DS40 models. Once the printers are linked you can stack them to conserve space thanks to their flat-top design.


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