At September’s workshop, Manu and Greta Schnetzler wanted their portrait done using this gigantic sci-fi movie prop. Done with a minimum of equipment, this set up was colossally difficult, made worse by this being a very tight space (the camera was right against a trailer and the space was closed in on both sides leaving me very little room to maneuver). The red panels were lit from behind with red-gelled strobe. Manu lit the upper ones and then got into position beside Greta. I lit the lower ones from ground level, then did a couple of white pops on the two of them from both sides. Then I lit the “metal” outer frame with the Protomachine flashlight set to blue. It took MANY tries to get this even close to acceptable, and even then I had to fix it in post. First I cloned out the bounced light on Manu’s arms from when he lit the upper panels. The panels were also lit too unevenly, so I copied one of the good ones and placed it over the bad ones. But I changed it slightly when I did it so that they don’t just look like mirror images.