Photographer becomes a human light suit

Seasoned photographers know that one of the best ways to use external light sources, like flashes, is to move them off camera. Here is one man who has put the "portable" back into lighting.

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Seasoned photographers know that one of the best ways to use external light sources, like flashes, is to move them off camera. Here is one man who has put the "portable" back into lighting.

Eric Schwabel wanted to find a way to better control the lighting in his photographs when documenting the 2010 Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA. With a range of Profoto lights at his disposal, Schwabel strapped softboxes to himself and hooked everything up to a power source.

You can see the resulting images in the video below. Everything you see has escaped the touch-up treatment and is straight from Schwabel's camera, spare colour balancing and desaturation. As for this year's Burning Man festival? Schwabel successfully raised enough money on Kickstarter to fund a solar experiment with lighter equipment and a medium format camera. Read more on his creative process here.

Via www.petapixel.com

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