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Heavy Metal | Randy Wong Commercial Photography

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Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal Mechanic

PPGBA print competition winning image: “Heavy Metal” was created to depict a research scientist and the high pressure hydrogen vessels used in his experiments.  When I was initially presented with the elements to be included in the shot – a symmetrical composition that would draw the viewers’ attention to the center of the image immediately came to mind.  Although not a very flattering lighting pattern, split lighting tends to be the style that I will default to when illuminating a symmetrical image for the shear drama it creates.

Lit with an Alien Bee 1600 fitted with a 1′ x 3′ strip box and grid on each side of the subject and a Sunpak 266 fitted with a grid spot boomed overhead for the rim light.  Another Alien Bee 1600 with a red gel provided the background color.  The strip boxes lighting pattern also served to give dimension to the metal vessels with the vertical specular bands and shadows.  Canon 1Ds mkIII, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 1/200 sec @ f/10, ISO 100. Triggered via Pocket Wizard.

LightingSetup Randy Wong Photography   925 462-5919      Available for Hire or Instruction

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