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Insta: @thombarbour

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3 Comments |
antonioaguilera
 
antonioaguilera September 06, 2022
great capture
thombarbour
thombarbour September 06, 2022
¡Gracias Antonio!
NorbertEggenhofer
 
NorbertEggenhofer January 06, 2023
nice photo, with feeling.
thombarbour
thombarbour January 08, 2023
Thank you!
Rmay1
 
Rmay1 January 06, 2023
Congratulations on receiving an honorary mention in keeping it green. 😊
thombarbour
thombarbour January 08, 2023
Thank you, Robyn!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This shot was taken at the kitchen of a locally owned, small business during the cooking process. I brought in a large foam core board and cleared a spot to set up.

Time

Not really sure what time it was taken.

Lighting

The kitchen has overhead fluorescent lighting so I created a dark spot to set up by turning off some of the lights in an empty area. I used a single Phottix R4 disc light on the left and bounced that light with a white board on the right side.

Equipment

The low light meant that a high ISO was needed. I steadied the camera with a tripod, set up a Phottix R4 disc light, and used my trusty 24mm lens.

Inspiration

I had been documenting a local, small business for about 7 years when this shot was taken. It was a new product launch and the colors were perfect for a creative composition on the process. There are two additional ingredient images from this shoot in my gallery.

Editing

Not much was done in post. I corrected the white balance, reduced some of the grain, spotted the image to remove stray bits on the black board and removed a purple cast from the stainless steel pot with a black saturation brush in Photoshop.

In my camera bag

I always have my Sony a7Riii body and two lenses. My favorite is the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 prime for it's ability to expand the story around subjects. I also carry a Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 telephoto zoom because a lot of my paid work is shot from a distance. Also, a Profoto A1X OCF. Accessories include a simple light meter, extra batteries and charger, extra memory cards, a collapsible disc reflector (tucked inside an exterior panel of my backpack), grey card, and tabletop tripod.

Feedback

Patience is always good advice. Since this shot was taken on site, I accepted the lighting limitations of what the available space offered and shaped the light from there as best I could.

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