It’s been pretty hectic week. We worked some 12 hours days this week. Although they are long hours, working for a photographer is always an adventure and something new everyday. Even though i do my own shoots in between assisting work, i still love assisting and working on large projects.
We spent 11hours on day one and 6 hours on day 2 shooting this machine. It’s a small machine but it has a few reflective panels and we had to light it accordingly. Large softbox overhead for a nice wash, 2 lights on umbrella’s for a white back round, Magnum head for a bit of separation from the top left, grid from top right to light a small important section at the back of the machine and last one was a fill softbox from the front left to bring up the shadows. A great challenge.
Environmental portrait for a safety induction brochure. Ashley wanted a nice clean back ground as the final product needed a explain all the gear he was wearing and what it does. We got him to stand on the little mound and shot from a low angle to maximise negative space. Magnum head as the key light and large softbox as a fill light. Fairly simple shot but getting out on these construction sites can take a while and you also have to have a white card and all the right PPE clothing.