33-332 Harley Rider

I decided today I wanted to use a long focal length lens and play about with perspective. The helmet and the jacket were placed some 10 feet apart but by using a ‘tele’ lens the perspective has been compressed making them appear to be closer.
I had set the room up in almost complete darkness and used two flash units, both with grids to control light fall off, this meant that only the light from the flash hitting the subjects would appear in the image, everything else was black.
Each flash was independently adjusted to give the right amount of illumination, however I was concerned that as the helmet was black against a black background, the back of it would be lost and it would loose its shape in the image.
To camera right was a door leading into a hallway where sunlight was streaming through, so I opened the door sufficiently to allow some light to fall on the rear of the helmet and thereby provide some ‘light modelling’.
Ordinarily either the jacket or the helmet would have been slightly out of focus depending on which I had opted for as the ‘focus point’. I wanted both in focus so I took two shots (each on a tripod), one focusing on the helmet and the other focusing on the jacket. Then in post production I merged the two together and brought both elements into focus.
I could have gone for a portrait orientation but the placement of the two items did not lend themselves to that without a bit more ‘movement’ of the camera position, which the room did not easily allow me. In landscape view the amount of black gives the image some room to breath.
Love the feel of this shot. Awesome work as always :)
posted February 2nd, 2018  
@peonyrachel Thanks Rachel
posted February 2nd, 2018  
Another beautifully created shot. Your framing really finishes off your pictures - I'm going to have to have a go!
posted February 2nd, 2018  
@guymundo Thankyou glad you’re inspired to have a go 🙂
posted February 2nd, 2018  
Nice lighting.
posted February 2nd, 2018  
@billyboy Thankyou
posted February 2nd, 2018  
Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing how you set everything up and your post processing.
posted February 2nd, 2018  
@moonmtn Thank you, glad the information helps
posted February 2nd, 2018  
Thank you for all the details. This is a great image
posted February 3rd, 2018  
this is a real cool capture
posted February 3rd, 2018  
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Very well conceived and executed , and thank you for always explaining how you have achieved the final result
posted February 3rd, 2018  
@carvl Thanks Caroline hope it inspires you
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Fav👍
posted February 3rd, 2018  
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