If you set up a camera tripod and flashes outside an operational power station, it wouldn’t be long before security along asking you to move on, I know because it’s happened to me a few times. If you ask them whether terrorists often turn up with a model, 3 tripods and flashes, they are not amused – a sense of humour bypass is part of the job, maybe?
These massive cooling towers make a huge impact on any portrait shoot, so now that Eggborough near Selby has been decommissioned I decided to bite the bullet and take and the over there for a shoot.
Obviously got to go as dramatic as possible with such a skyline, and the clouds on the day really added to the Vibe.
If you are into kit here is what we used…
- The camera body was the 5D Mark 4
- The wide lens was Canon 16-35 f4L
- Long lens was the Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS Mark 3
The lights were all GODOX
- Rim lights – Godox AD200 at around 45 degrees on either side of Andy, simple reflectors
- Key light – Godox AD600 with 60cm beauty dish
- Trigger – Godox X-Pro
It was a really bright day so you can imagine that the camera aperture needed to be small (around F11-f16) to kill the ambient, and flash power settings are pretty high – 1/2 or full power on most.
Another option was to do High-Speed Synch to kill the ambient and shot at 1/2000th – rather than shooting at 1/200th – I just seem to err towards high power and small aperture, the force of habit I guess 🙂
Here are a few from the day…