HALCO SLIDOG 150 LUMO
The vast majority of lures that I photograph for companies have small or slim profiles, but with the arrival of some lures from the Australian company Halco Tackle, I’ve had some larger broader lures to shoot.
Large flat surfaces like found on the Halco Slidog present different challenges in regards to reflection from camera/lens. What does this mean? Well the majority of lure images I see from many companies have a shadow or black line throughout the middle of the lure, that’s refection. This is worse when the lure has a metallic or chrome finish and also new challenges arrive when luminescent paint finishes are thrown into the mix. With lumo you have one shot, if you don’t get the shot right the first time then you need to wait till the “glow” from the lumo paint fades. Getting it right is where I still rely on my old Sekonic L508 Light Meter, over twenty years old now and still producing the results, it still amazes me that so many photographers that have only used digital don’t know what one is or how to use it. Relying on test shots is just a waste of time, a few test flashes with a light meter saves a huge amount of time and gives you perfect results.
Eliminating reflection is the key, less work in post-production and it’s all about understanding strobe light direction and reflection. The new Lumo series of Halco’s have a UV reactive paint, under UV studio lights they glow luminous flour green, once the lights have “charged” the lures they continue to glow for some time.
|Lens:||NIKKOR PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm f2.8D with FTZ adapter.|
|Notes:||Trigger: Godox XPro N AND NIKON WR-10|
|Lighting||Flash: 2 x Godox AD300 PRO with Godox ADS65W. Trigger: Godox XPro N and Nikon WR-10|