Adventurer by Matthew Drozd (BTS)
Originally inspired by Indiana Jones for this image, photographer Matthew Drozd almost immediately ran into budgetary constraints. In this video he sits down with us to talk about how he came up with his concept, how he found his team, how he avoided potential equine issues and how he balanced his lighting to make the final composite. There isn’t a lot of technical information to be had here (though the idea of flashes spooking a horse at night is important), but definitely take note of the caliber of equipment being used to light and capture the image. It’s not anything exquisite and that’s something I love to see.
Videos like this are great solely because they reinforce the fact that you don’t need a big budget, or really even great gear to make beautiful work.
Here’s the before and after:
See more of Matthew’s work at www.matthewdrozd.com