I have decided to try and do some behind the scenes kind of stuff for the one or two people who may actually be reading this and I figured this series was a pretty good place to start. This is mainly for photographers or those that are into photography or photoshop. If your not, this will pretty much just seem like a “nerd rant”. These photos were shot for Amarillo Magazine’s March cover story featuring local radio personalities. I pitched the idea of a “hollywood squares kind of shoot with each DJ (I think that is what you still call them) having their own space. They liked the idea, so we went to work. I recruited a good friend, Scott Houdashell to help me build the set. It’s only going to take a few sentences to describe here, but this turned out to be a pretty huge project. I just needed a box. A perfectly (kinda) square box open in the front with a small hole in the top to mount a strobe to pose as a light fixture. I don’t remember the exact dimensions, but I believe it was about 6ft x 6ft. We used some scrap 2×4′s along with some trim and paneling purchased from a local recycling and liquidating store. All the seams were cleaned up with a little dry wall mud and the whole thing was painted flat white. Luckily, my friend is very handy and was able to throw a desk together in about the time it takes to make a sandwich (ridiculous exaggeration, but you get the idea). With that we were ready to shoot.
Well, that is how all the raw data came together. The rest is photoshop. Luckily, since everything was mapped out ahead of time this came together pretty easy.