This Fiery Wedding Photo is a Single Exposure Done With Two Strobes

First of all the result with this Fiery Wedding Photo: The Hot Rod on Fire Shooting inspired me to this one. But there was a huge difference, this photograph was done with only one exposure. We got it done after a lot of preparation – a nearly three-meter-long diy fire torch, two strobes and a 4.4 seconds exposure created this image. Planning took this time much longer, Because we had to build a small pond with a platform for the reflection. Additionally, I had to cut down some branches from a tree to get enough space.

How the Shoot Was Done

First of all thanks to the fire department Muckendorf- Wipfing for the heat-proof suit. My shopping list was huge, from odorless lamp oil (thanks a lot to the Facebook group fire eaters and fire artists for all the information), to a cooking pot on aluminum bar, carabiners, chains, damp sheets, till a pool liner and much more , I love taking lots of time. I’m sure that comes from my wet plate photography. The moment when you see all the work. I used the 35mm lens and my Canon 5D.

I started with only one strobe. Safety first, because of that we had a lot of precautions before the shooting, to moisten the whole backyard for example. Besides that, thanks to Alex, Wolfgang and Sebastian for that! So, a big thanks to Veronika and Andreas for your patience. In exchange for that you got a unique photograph and a memory you will remember. If you want to check out my website, check out my website http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at 

I used again the 35mm lens and my Canon 5D. I started with only one strobe, but had to add a second one later to get a better light on the wedding couple.

Safety first, because of that we did a lot of precautions before the shooting, to moisten the whole backyard for example. Beside of that, it is helpful to have many helping hands. Thanks to Alex, Wolfgang and Sebastian for that! Also, a big thanks to Veronika and Andreas for your patience. In exchange for that you got a unique photograph and a memory you will remember.

Lighting accessories:

Tripod , Hensel Tria 6000 Generator , EH Pro 6000 FlashHead , Hensel BEAUTY DISH EH , grid for beauty dish , Hensel INTEGRA 500 PLUS , 12 “Reflector EH , grid set for reflector

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Camera related stuff:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 35mm /
1.4L USM Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod inclusive Linhof ball head

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This is a guest blog post from Markus Hofstätter. It and the images here are being used with permission. For more from Markus Hofstätter, be sure to see this post in its original format here.