mennoniteofthedead-2

An update (sequel?) to a vignette I originally photographed in late 2015, based on an idea from my good kemosabe Mike Lombardo of Reel Splatter Productions.

The setup for this shot was surprisingly needlessly complicated, as I ran into multiple issues with proper lighting. The scene was shot in a dimly-lit room, with red and yellow spotlights shining up against a dark red cloth behind the cemetery. I rigged up some wires and LEDs to create some hard blue highlights against the tombstones. The big problem was glare which kept ruining the zombie’s face, so I had to constantly reposition my reflector disc for each shot just to achieve the best lighting, while keeping the background dark. Later in Lightroom I remixed the colors by emphasizing the orange background, and desaturating the blue highlights.

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