Here Come The Halloween Zombies – Photoshoot With Lighting Diagram
I love zombies and wanted to commemorate them in a holiday e-card I created to send to my client mailing list. I did this a couple of years back, but never really promoted on other sites until now. I called on some friends for props, extras, zombie makeup, and styling. My total expense was probably around $150-200 to pay for zombie clothing and rent a big industrial fog machine. I used 4 lights, including one behind the fog machine to create that great glow.
I like how the light behind the fog machine also cast a great shadow from the stairs on the wall behind the male human subject on the far right (It was an accident at first until I saw it in my first test shots). Lighting was essentially simple, it was just a matter of using barn doors and grids to control where the light fell so that it made my subjects pop out and the environment remain reasonably dark and spooky.
Zombie Makeup: Kwame Head
Clothing Stylist: Tara Papanicolas
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Remember kids, always shoot fun projects for yourself. It’s one of the best thing you can do for your portfolio and your career. You are showcasing your true passion for creating images. Art directors love seeing that stuff!