|Final image by Chris Razoyk | Via Facebook|
THE LIGHT SETUP:
How am I going to light this? The first light I used was the one illuminating Chris in the chair. I used a Nikon SB 910 with a 40 degree grid spot directly across from him, which is to camera right. The next light I set up was the one on the left that you can actually see in the image.
This light was used to illuminate the pipes behind Chris, give a bit of a rim light along his arm, and most importantly, backlight the water that he was spitting out of his mouth as he was getting punched. My favorite light in the image is the one at the top of the stairs. This Nikon SB-900 was set up high pointing down to create the nice highlights you see on the edge of each step, as well as the railings.- Chris saids
I grew up north of Boston. After attending Seton Hall University, I wasn’t certain which direction I wanted my life to take. I decided to join the U. S. Coast Guard to become a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer, a small group consisting of around 300 members most recently depicted in such shows as Coast Guard Alaska, Deadliest Catch and of course the movie The Guardian.
Over a period of 12 years I had been stationed in Astoria, OR, Miami, FL and Atlantic City, NJ. I had some truly amazing rescue experiences during that time: pulling hypothermic victims from the ocean, saving vessels from sinking, countless medical evacuations, as well as a few cliff rescues. I made some life long friends, and even had a couple life threatening situations myself along the way. Early in my Coast Guard career, I became drawn to photography.
I bought a Nikon N65 and started reading book after book on this new hobby that had me completely captivated. When I moved to Florida in 2002, the passion for photography was overwhelming, the desire to learn more brought me to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where I was first introduced to strobes.
I found that portrait photography and the use of creative lighting techniques to create a dramatic image was my passion. In the years since I picked up that first camera, I have worked diligently to refine and create my own style. I have had the opportunity to work with some fantastic clients and create some amazing images, some of which were featured in Rangefinder magazine, along with a 6 page article on my portrait work.
It has been an amazing journey thus far, I am looking forward to whatever opportunities and challenges cross my path. I really do believe that anything is possible… every day ahead is an opportunity to prove that.
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