BTS- Behind the Scenes Photography
BTS – or Behind the Scenes Photography production stills offer a ‘behind the lens’ look at studio and location assignments. The finished product often appears deceptively simple to create, but the reality of it is that a lot of time, planning and sophisticated equipment are needed to achieve these outcomes. When you are making images that you hope that they will last a couple of years, or even a decade. It’s useful to see that good photographic tools and resources have been provided for photo shoots. I am delighted to share information about how I work. Kafka may not have been a photographer, but he nailed it when he said, “Better to have it, and not need it, then to need it, and not have it.”
On my shoots you will see that I have adopted several motion picture types of light modifiers. I am referring to my scrims which are 4’ x 4’ frames that are matched with diffusion material. I have thick diffusion for spreading out highlights and I have thin diffusion scrims for creating graduating and spreading highlights. Another piece of equipment that you will see on my sets are ladders. To provide a higher angle of view which is above normal human eye level is a tremendous way to add interest, perspective and also a way to give the viewer of the image a safe and high point of view. I call it the omniscient point of view.