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Shoot an Industrial Image without Destroying your Equipment

5/21/2015 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Jay P. Morgan does not stop. You can think you have watched all and this week The Slanted Lens (website)  presents a video about how to use your equipment in dangerous locations.  You never know when you can use this information. Let´s watch it.

We are out at the SKB case factory again and today on The Slanted Lens, I am going to show you how to shoot an industrial image without destroying your equipment. We are shooting in a spray booth where they blast the case molds with BBs to give the metal enough texture to allow a newly formed case to be easily extracted. I want to get a shot of the spray machine in action, but that means that my lights and camera will be in there when all the BBs are flying around.

To protect my new Dynalite Baja B4s, Lars got some 1’x1’ pieces of plexiglass and taped one on the front of each light. He taped up all the vents and wrapped each light in a plastic bag. I was worried the lights might overheat but they did not.

I attached another one of the plexiglass squares to a C-stand to protect myself and the camera. I am shooting at 160 ISO, f7.1 and a 1/100 shutter on my Canon 5D Mark III.

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