about this image

One day while I was out location scouting I came across a makeshift trash dump where some inconsiderate person had left a number of pieces of old furniture right in the middle of a dead-end street. Rather than lament the ignorance of this illegal dumper, however, I saw an opportunity for quite a unique band promo. What you see above is the result.

strobist info

Lit with an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra inside a 5' Profoto octabank placed approximately 45° to camera left, about 15 feet away from the subjects.

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tools & gear used

In Photoshop, I dropped in a new sky and added a lens flare to increase the drama, and beefed up the contrast using a High Pass layer along with a touch of Topaz Adjust.

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