Van Powel is an old friend of mine up here in Whistler, and a well know health writer and yoga instructor. He just released his latest book, You Are Not What You Eat, and needed some photos to promote his speaking tour.
Van and his wife, Roxanne Chappell, dress the set.
I do a lot of Whistler food and wine photography, and it’s always a challenge. For this one, we set it up in my studio in Emerald, and I lit it with a 84″ parabolic reflector. To get the proper perspective, we propped the table up on milk cartons, so that the edge of the table was just a little lower than Van’s chest. Then I climbed up on a ladder to get a high vantage point.
Camera: Nikon D3
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting: Three Alien Bee B-1600 strobes, along with the 84″ PLM reflector.