Here are some of the images with the final layout and copy:
HOW I SHOT IT
Besides natural light, I used a total of five Profoto ProHeads and one ProRing 2 Plus, with three Profoto Pro B3 1200 generators along with a Profoto Beauty dish. I also used some Westcott Reflectors, Scrim Jims and one of my favorites, the 5′ Pro Signature Octabank and 18X24 Bruce Dorn Pro Asymmetrical strip bank to have absolute control over my lighting.
I also used a total of 16 different SanDisk CF cards to store my files quickly and safely while shooting I used 2 G-Technology external hard drives for backups.
To keep everyone happy on set, I used my Anker portable bluetooth speaker connected to either the models phone or make up artist phone to play some music for everyone.
My lighting setups for the entire series were a little different from image to image although some of them used the same setup. For example for the LRRH chainsaw and axe shots, we used the same lighting setup: My main light source was a Profoto Pro B3 1200 generator with a Beauty dish (aka soft light reflector) on a ProHead and then five ProHeads with zoom refelectors were placed strategically in the forest to create depth and mystery to the images. We also used a smoke machine to create a layer of fog and moodiness in the chainsaw image.
There was just a lot of natural light everywhere on the back of my viewfinder, so to reduce that I shot with a black fabric covering my head and the camera most of the time. I also always shot with my camera on a 3LT Tripod. When shooting a campaign that has multiple layouts for each image, I prefer to play it safe and shoot with a Tripod. It not only gives me better stability, but I always shoot the location without the model in case I need a clean canvas for multiple layouts. Since I spend a lot of hours a day shooting bent over and in awkward positions, the tripod also helps relieve a little of that pain and get over all uncomfortableness. All my photographer friends suffer from some sort of back or neck problems and proper use of a tripod along with the correct camera bag and camera strap can help reduce all of those issues.
And then there’s this one:
Thank you to the town of Santa Maria da Feira
Hasselblad – http://www.hasselbladusa.com
Canon – http://www.canon.com
SanDisk – http://www.sandisk.com
Profoto – http://profoto.com
3 Legged Thing – http://www.3leggedthing.com
Westcott – http://fjwestcott.com
Think Tank Photo – http://www.thinktankphoto.com
G-Technology – http://www.g-technology.com
Anker – http://www.ianker.com
Lighting setups created using Sylights – http://www.sylights.com