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ben_bannister_822
 
ben_bannister_822 March 03, 2016
This photo makes me think of the legend or John Henry. Love it.

Behind The Lens

Location
My friend Hugo and I decided to do a fitness shoot because he was starting his competition training regiment. I wanted to have a gritty feel to the photos with a fine art touch. We shot all of them in a personal training studio.
Time
It was the middle of the day and the whole front of the location is glass so I had to place a black backdrop between Hugo and the front. I had my Elinchrom strobes to help overpower any light coming in as well.
Lighting
I set up two Elinchrom strobes with soft boxes eye level at about 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock, camera being 6 o'clock, subject (Hugo) being the center of the clock. I used that set up because I wanted to make sure that I got the contours of his muscle definition highlighted.
Equipment
I shot with a Nikon D750 paired with a Nikkor 70-200 f4. Manfrotto 190CX4 tripod and two Elinchrom RX4's fitted with soft boxes.
Inspiration
I have such admiration and respect for people that maintain top physical fitness levels. It's inspiring and motivating and I've always wanted to capture "The Grind" and what it produces.
Editing
I post processed in Photoshop to enhance the highlights and drop the shadows a bit deeper. I also smoothed Hugo's skin a little to help create the fine art feel.
In my camera bag
I always have 3 lenses with me: 70-200mm f4, 16-35mm f4 and 50mm f1.8. Always an extra battery or two. If it's studio work, add in my Elinchrom lighting setup: 2 RX4's, soft boxes, beauty dish, and 72" Octobox.
Feedback
For work like this, it is paramount to control your lighting. Lighting in studio shots such a as this will make the image more than you could ask for. I cannot stress that enough. You don't have to know how the light will make the final image look in every possible position. All it takes is an open mind and some patience. Move the lighting around, take all kinds of test shots to see how it falls, and decide from there.

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