Almost a year ago now, I was looking at some pictures that I had taken at night using the light from my propane fire sculptures. I always liked the way the light flattered the face and skin of the subjects.
The large light source really softens the light and flatters the skin, and the warm color of the light is downright beautiful.
So I got the idea…why not build another piece of fire art, but this time, design it specifically for taking photographs?
So with the help of some friends on the drill press, we threw this together over a couple weekends in the workshop at Töad Meädow.
I designed it with 8 separate propane injection sites to allow me to control lighting ratios. That feature is not working how I want it to yet; the fire comes out pretty evenly all around the frame, but I am constantly upgrading it and hopefully will one day have that feature figured out.
It is also modular. This means I can add or remove sections to make it wide enough for group pictures and shorter if I am photographing shorter models.
It looks scary, but once you see the pictures that come out of it, all your fears will be forgotten.
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