Terminator-esque: New Picture PLUS Lighting

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: November 9, 2015

Category: Photography

Thought I’d kick the week off with a new picture and also give you an idea of the lighting set up, so here goes…

This is a picture of ex American Wrestler and now Personal Fitness Coach, Steve Lewington whom I’ve worked with on numerous occasions now over the past few years. On this occasion Steve came to the studio for some filming where I was putting together some material to use in one of the classes I taught at the most recent Photoshop World Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

The class was all about physique photography and in particular how to help your subject to pose and enhance their abdominals using a breathing technique, lighting and stance; I’ll now be sharing those videos on this blog very soon so be sure to keep an eye out for those.

Anyway, at the end of the shoot we thought it would be fun to quickly photograph a Terminator-esque picture seeing as we’re both fans and the new film had just been released, so Steve changed into some appropriate clothing and voilà…


Now as for the lighting, here’s a diagram to give you a rough idea of the set up…

For your information, the background was a seamless roll of grey paper which then made it very easy to work on later in post production adding in the smoke, colouring and light.


With regards to the smoke effect, I’m recording a video this week showing how you can do it and should have that up for you this coming Wednesday.

Right that’s all from me for today so I’ll catch you next time. Oh and if you’re at the presentation I’m giving in Windsor this evening, I’ll see you there.


•Check out the LARGE version of this picture of Steve over on my 500px portfolio page by CLICKING HERE

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