These guys were cool with me doing some experiments, so I set up a Sunpak through an umbrella, then lit the background with a tungsten light. The shutter speed was about a quarter second to bring up the background. A side benefit of the long shutter speed was a nice black halo around the guys where I moved the camera a little during the exposure.
Brendan O'Shea spent 20 years as a musician, spending most of his time in Canada, the USA and Japan working with some of the world's great musicians. When kids came along, it was suddenly time to grow up and get a "real" job. So it was off to Swinburne Uni followed by a career in design and photography. Music production still plays a major role in his professional and personal life. He also prefers to speak in the third person.