“Men of Steel”
April 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
I mentioned in my last post about Arnold, how I used to shoot bodybuilders at various competitions. When I started out, I did local shows that were usually held in YMCA gyms. The promoters would usually hang a flood light from a basketball hoop , and that was it. I lobbied for a dark background to be placed behind the bodybuilder to hide the block wall. I eventually got to shoot national bodybuilding shows where professional lighting crews would set up the stage lighting. Some of the shows now have elaborate stage set-ups with lighting and backgrounds that rival Broadway shows! I dug out some of my old slides that had great lighting, but plain black backgrounds and decided to spice up the backgrounds. I have to give a “shout-out” to two companies who have great selections of backgrounds, brushes and many other “goodies”. For anyone wanting to make some pretty creative images, check out http://www.illustratorcs6 and http://www.Brusheezy.com. Hope you enjoy, and “happy creating”.