Winter and the Walking Dead

I don’t shoot much inside anymore, preferring to be outside at the beach. For some reason, with the winter blues or whatever, I didn’t feel like venturing outside in Thursday’s blizzard. I must be living a bit dead, since I am usually twitching to get into the middle of any storm.

A trailer for the upcoming season of Walking Dead played, a memory that a friend had dressed up as Negan for Halloween also played, so I came back to life a bit and set up some lights and played. It had been a while.  Gotta shake out the rigor mortis. “I need a phone call. I need a plane ride. I need a sunburn…”

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Set up: 3 foot softbox as main light, cam right. Small softbox hair light behind black seamless paper. Reflector cam left. I added a extra light behind subject to control background for a bit more separation from the black jacket. Processing was just some quick Lightroom, except for dropping in the full moon in PS. (Negan doesn’t get skin treatment.)  There was also a fog machine for that pic.  Shot in living room with 70-200mm, mostly at 80mm. (Negan credit: Adam Snair.)

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Anyway, playing with lighting is really a lot of fun.  And cabin fever is no good reason to let your brain get eaten.  If you have any comments / questions feel free to leave a comment! Thanks for looking!

Author: Michael Witten

Michael Witten is a science-educated geek turned photographer. Based in Babylon, NY, he enjoys the Ocean, a north wind in summer, moonshine on his sails, microbrew craftiness, and sharing his lens on beauty.

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