Wednesday, June 17, 2009

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Post by Steve Temple

We shoot motorcycles (OK we shoot A LOT of motorcycles), and when photographing something that big you need a big light, enter Chimera. Chimera has been producing lightbanks and light shaping products for a loooong time. Over ten years ago they helped Michael create our current location light featured in the video below. That setup has served us very well coming in at just over 50 pounds with a 6 by 12 foot light surface, but it's time to move on. Enter Chimera again with their new F2x line of lightbanks. The F2x is based on the legendary F2 line (pictured below) used to wash cars, planes or whatever you have in beautiful soft light. So what's new with the F2x? It's lighter, packs up smaller, can be setup in the same time as our previous light, and it's BIGGER. With that, I have to throw out a huge thanks to Eileen and Greg at Chimera, they've been a huge help with the modifications we're making. The new light will be making it's debut performance in Sturgis at the Buffalo Chip shooting bike features for Easyriders' family of magazines. Ride safe.




3 comments:

John E. Adams said...

The time lapse has got to be the baddest imaging post I have seen in a while!!! Bravo!!! Thanks so much for the behind the scenes!!!

John

John E. Adams said...

Encore - clap, clap, clap...

Whiplash Photog Blog said...

That is bad ass - thanks for sharing Mike!