Rebel Ink Magazine's photography story featuring Zombie Boy was all about the body being used as a human canvas. The cover was a tribute to Philippe Halsman's photograph of Salvador Dali called "In Voluptate Mors." In a photography series, there needs to be a sense of cohesion among all the images. It is crucial to be in total control of the look and feel of the light, the subject's pose and expression, and the frame's composition. In this tutorial, I explain what camera gear, studio modifiers, and lighting techniques were implemented in each key photograph.
Elinchrom 74" Octa Light Bank
The 74" Octa Light Bank features a rotating speed ring mount for exact angle positioning, spring loaded self-locking struts for fast, easy set-up, and durable snap fasteners to quickly attach the inner diffuser.
Profoto 7B 1200 battery pack
A high quality battery powered flash generator. Just drag this sucker around and you won't need any electricity for about 200-250 full-powered flashes. (Please note that the 7B has been discontinued, yet improved significantly with the Profoto Pro-B4.)
Avenger C-Stand Grip Arm Kit
The Century "C" Stand is a favorite among professional photographers, film makers and videographers everywhere. It is durable, and designed to collapse flat for easy transport and storage.
PocketWizard Plus X Transceiver
The PocketWizard Plus X Transceiver is a versatile radio trigger that features a wealth of functionality within a simple-to-use and intuitive design.
Phase One Capture One Pro 7
Capture One Pro 7 from Phase One is professional-grade image editing, RAW file conversion, and tethered capture program that is compatible with a wide array of digital cameras and digital backs.
iPad with Retina Display
The 32GB iPad with Retina Display and Wi-Fi from Apple features an incredibly thin design and even more power than its predecessors.