Monday, April 21, 2008

Koehler Bright Star Shoot

Here is a video from a recent shoot underground in a coal mine. I was shooting for Koehler Bright Star, a manufacturer of miners headlamps. I was commissioned to photograph there product in use for a large trade show display they are putting together. I hope you enjoy it!

12 comments:

Mark said...

Sure appreciate the time you take to do these David. I always take away some ideas or new concepts.

Mark

rodbot said...

thanks, I quite enjoy your videos.

very said...

Thanks for the video. Very interesting too see this kind of "special" shoot!

christian said...

So do I. Thanks for your videos. I will keep the "believable light idea" in mind for the next time I plan a shoot.

Simon said...

Thanks for taking the trouble to make and share these videos. They are like gold dust to me, and I always look forward to the next.

Girts said...

Thanks ;)

LeggNet said...

Very insightful David. Thanks.

fidel said...

I do enjoyed the video David. So glad that you share your experiences and knowledge with us.

I'd have to say my favorite photo would be that of the group of miners.

Topslakr said...

Of Course we enjoyed the video! They are very well put together and quite informative. It's great to see how you get some of your shots and the bit of humor you stick in there is great as well. Thank You.

Robert

Ant said...

David, as always a great video. Quick question, did you have to do any additional safety precautions to take the flash guns and digital cameras underground?

The only time I went into a coal mine, I had to prove to the safety officer that I had no 'electrical' equipment with me, in fact I was searched!

This was due to the dangers of a gas explosion underground. All the lighting was provided by miners helmet lights which are gas tight. Made the job pretty difficult to say the least.

Thanks again

Rick said...

Great video David. I learn quite a bit just watching these. Thanks a bunch!

Pat Morrissey said...

David, once again a very informative video. Are you as laid-back on the shoot as you sound on the voice-over? It must be really nerve wracking - each time I watch these I keep speculating on the problems you have to overcome, and do overcome with fantastic results.
Thanks again
Pat