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Smoke shoot with Don Chris.

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Smoke shoot with Don Chris.

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4 Comments |
tysonpaschall
 
tysonpaschall January 09, 2020
I Love the setting
marcteichner
 
marcteichner January 14, 2020
Nice setting would have loved more sharpness in the hand though.
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DMTPhoto January 15, 2020
Brilliant capture..
Lemaiyanjob
 
Lemaiyanjob February 03, 2022
I need some 420 moments
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Behind The Lens

Location

For this shoot I met with Chris in his home, this photo was taken in his living room. We covered the window in the background with a black backdrop.

Time

We met in the early evening in summer. The ambient light was overpowered by the flashes.

Lighting

I used two flashes: one right behind him to light up the smoke, another camera-right, a bit further away, with a softbox.

Equipment

As so often, I used a Nikon D800 with an 85mm Nikkor lens. The flashes were two radio-triggered Jinbei HD600, one with a standard reflector, the other with a gritted softbox. A black backdrop covered the window behind Chris.

Inspiration

Chris is an enthusiastic smoker and his face asks to be photographed - he liked the idea. I think he smoked three cigars for the shoot, I had a sore throat for the rest of the evening.

Editing

I applied some minor corrections in post. Otherwise, the photo is mainly as shot.

In my camera bag

My gear varies a lot; beach, underwater, studio... Having said that, I don't think gear matters so much for most shoots.

Feedback

Have fun! Here, Chris was sitting close to the black backdrop - avoid spilling light on the backdrop if you want it dark. Don't drink too much of the whiskey you may be offered...

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