… under the hot sun, even taking a breath seemed an effort. With his mind focused on his personal revenge, the silent man faced the heat and kept moving… The terrain was uneven and put him to test many times. Skilled with bow and proficient in close combat, he could only hope to survive the journey first, in order to fulfill the promise he made to himself…
This is a fiction inspired by BORIS VALLEJO, MAD MAX MOVIES (1,2,3, FURY ROAD). Special thanks to István DEMETER providing props and expertise with the bow!
Concept, Edit and Photography: myself, Zsigmond BÁTHORI
Model: Zsolt PETRE
PS: … this by far is an imperfect story. Nevertheless, I wanted to do it. A small team effort was involved and shooting under a hot sun it is not an easy task, anyhow… especially when shade are scarce and the white calcareous rocks reflects the light and heat as well. I chose to shoot this project only with the sun as my main and only light, no other light or light modifier was used. The editing of photos was done in Lightroom 5.7.
I fancied to shoot this model quite for a while, but never had the opportunity until recently. Her look is quite a brand, red curly hair, lots of freckles all over the face and body as well. I wanted to shoot a bit different so I asked her to change the hair for this shooting. Lucky me, she agreed! I used ambient light combined with one or two strobe w/o reflecting umbrella. I post some photos with my light-stand in the picture because lately I got questions from fellow guys if I use any strobe light at all, or I just fix my shots in PS. As a matter of fact, I do both! Enough talking, here are the photos…
Our last shooting was in February, as I recall. But after we examined that shooting’s result we both concluded that a new photo session is due. I got the time, the temperature was tolerable and we proceeded with a new shooting, as planned, finally. I got my photo bag and my strobist kit, Zsuzsi got her girlfriend as assistant to her and me and had a great time. I tried to shoot one model with many faces, not emphasizing beauty and glamour but mood and feelings in my shots… here are the results:
Sunday. Too hot outside, even in the morning hour… I planned this shooting with Kata, a 19 years old girl from a nearby town, in order to get her comfortable in front of the camera and to get her used to posing. I started out with natural light, than later I used a flash on light-stand with a shoot-through umbrella. I managed to obtain some interesting shots, but what am I posting here are only those photos that she agreed to become public.
Well, Ioana has finished high school as well. She asked me to make her some photos. I took the assignment gladly! And the details are… : Riverside. Available light. Sometimes a large reflector… Enjoy!
Katalin is a lovely girl who wanted me to take some photos about her at the end of her high-school. She has some sparkling eyes and a naturally radiant smile that cannot take a NO for an answer.All the shooting was made in natural light, occasionally I used a large gold-silver reflector. It started out somewhat shyly but at the end the shooting was fun and relaxing!
… I must admit this was a spontaneous shooting today at noon, when my brother and I met in Zanza for a coffee…I took advantage of the available light from two large windows, a prime lens 50/1,8 mk1 from Canon and my friends 40D camera… I can only say, the coffee tasted good and I enjoyed myself!