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3.58 - "Excellent" 

I wrote about how this image was composed over on the studio Instagram:

So we cut the guts out of this little $5 lantern, and put an AD200 Into it, gelled with a full cto. And the scene was lit with a pair of Home Depot work lights, I did come color temperature adjustment to them in post. And I had a very large soft box, gelled CTB acting as his key light. We tried to fill the environment with fog, but it’s extremely difficult to do that, so you can see that we settled for some chilled haze coming out of the hole he’s digging. The subject was shined up with some olive oil, of course.

The location was selected and staged a few days prior, because actually digging a hole in the ground is no no joke.

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Michael Rocktaeschel's picture

as always mindful composition, storytelling and mood. great photo

Chase Wilson's picture

You know the struggle. I’m hoping your shots take the cake on this one. It’s heigh time you got the top slot, and your pictures deserve some more attention.

Michael Rocktaeschel's picture

Thanks a lot man! Hope to see us both and the best selection at the final show.

Ali Alsulaiman's picture

Ok, this is on another level 🙌

Chase Wilson's picture

Thanks Ali 🦑

Bryan Mitchell's picture

I like the story and mood for sure. I think you nailed the lighting.

Chase Wilson's picture

Thanks Bryan.