Server Room Semi-Impossibility

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to photograph the subject in a server room where his products were deployed.


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Pre-Production:

In speaking with the client, they did not know how large, or small, the space would be, however, having done assignments in server rooms before, we knew to expect limited space, and drab walls and wires everywhere.

Assignment:

Assignment ConstructArriving on site, the room was even smaller than we expected, with industrial strength fans keeping the computers cool. We had to be cognizant of where we plugged our lights in, to avoid tripping a circuit and taking down an entire company’s workforce (even if briefly). To control the light, we used our Lighttools on the softbox on the subject, and gelled the light that would give some tone/color to the front of the server. Behind the server racks we put a third head, with an orange gel to warm it up and make it look like it was “alive”. In the final image, you can see the client’s equipment next to the subject.

Post-Production:

We processed the image with the intent to enhance the colors and make the room look a bit more exciting than it really was, as you can tell from the top photograph.

Final Analysis:

Assignment ConstructI enjoy getting into a situation that seems hopeless, and being able to pull out a decent/visually workable image that the client is happy with.

Posted by John Harrington on 08/08
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