At the end of last year we made a really interesting and challenging image for Field & Stream magazine’s special hunting issue. The concept was a hunter arriving at a remote deer hunting camp up in the mountains at twilight. We traveled up into the Cascade mountains to shoot the primary assets and then gathered the other imagery to make the image back in Seattle. Check out the break down below to see how we built the final image.
Here is a our primary assets with the general scene, the talent, tent, and fire place.
Once we we were happy with the primary asset we moved on to building out the landscape. I captured multiple plates to help develop a bigger scene with more volume and scope.
Next it was back to Seattle to photograph a vintage pick-up truck. My Dad was in town so we used him as the hand talent…I think it was his first time being a model.
All we had left to add now was the sky, which was captured in Argentina, and develop a mood and style to the image. We also had to do a lot of work on the dials on the dashboard to make them display correctly, add headlights illuminating the scene (I actually captured plates on location using the lights from our vehicle so we had illuminated foreground plates to use) and we ended up stretching the interior of the truck cab to give the scene through the truck window more of a vista and sense of place. 3 days later….Done!