One of the first things I could think of when I held my first Rotalux Deep Octa in my hands was “bees”, or bee combs…
When I received the ELC Pro HD 500 and was appointed Elinchrom Ambassador, I thought that it was about time to do something around this initial idea. I wanted to create some kind of tribute to the ELC Pro HD because it’s such a great tool.
For this composition, I could use lots of Elinchrom equipment and practice my compositing skills!
First I had to shoot the Rotalux Octa on a rotating table (3 x 36 shots). With these images, I created a 3D model in Capture Reality (a photogrammetry program I really love). At first, I wanted to sculpt the Softbox in ZBrush but the scan-approach delivered far better results.
After the 3D scan, I brought the 3D model to Cinema 4D where I created the “Octa-landscape” and rendered it with Octane.
Everything is CGI except the Girls, the ELC unit and the paper-top!
A few days later, it was shooting time.
First, I crafted the teared Octa Softbox top with an old paper backdrop. I used the Fiber Optic kit to bring some light into the low-hanging areas (which are all lit with the small Octas on the ground surrounding the main Octa box).
I used the Fiber Optic kit to bring some light into the low-hanging areas.
I told my wife about my vision of creating an intergalactic world where women were giving birth to the ELC head.
And so as she is a costume designer, she created the two costumes for our girls with two old bras, a belt and two black shirts.
Using the ELB 400, the ELB 500 TTL and ELB 1200 in tandem is possible. Even mixing HS and HSS technologies together is seamless.
A series of unconventional portraits photographed outdoor with just a deep umbrella. The final results evokes powerful emotions.