Firefighter Mac dropped by the studio and brought his gear so I could shoot some portraits. The black turnout gear about is for structural fires while the silver suit is for aviation fires
I started shooting on a clean white background and then slowly transformed the studio and lighting to give a more atmospheric look to the images.
Lighting – Charcoal background. Small Smoke Machine. Beauty dish powered by Profoto Pro-7a as the main light. Small softbox as low fill. Medium size strip softboxes on both sides adding rimlight (powered by Profoto compacts). A fifth compact aimed at the background. Strobes triggered with PocketWizards.
All images shot with the Pentax 645D and the HD PENTAX-D FA645 MACRO 90mmF2.8ED AW S