Did you ever feel what a frozen chicken feels ? I recently had a chance to get an idea :-)
I was hired to shoot annual winners for Refrigiwear, Inc. These tough guys are working in a huge warehouse refrigerators and freezers, 25F – 0F temperatures around! It was quite refreshing environment to work :-) I am glad my Canon 1Ds Mark III was happy: no sensor noise at all, working on 200-400 ISO settings.
The guy has a stack of packed ice on a background.
Knowing it won’t be a lot to highlight, i brought 4 SpeedLite Canon EF flash units, mounted each on it’s own stand with some umbrellas. Camera was firing attached Canon STE2 Speedlite Transmitter. The lightning setup was like this: one strobe in front of the person (well, a little on a side), one aside, one behind, and othe last one ne was highlighting surrounding equipment. I’ve used a ratio 1:2 for a rear/front group of the strobes, adjusting even more, when needed. Canon 24-70 F2.8L Lens was used.
Manual shooting mode was used, 1/200 sec shutter speed, F 2.8-4.5, depending on how good speedlites were lighting the subject.
Well, I was lucky to work not in a freezer, but inside a refrigerator, temperature was around 25F.
Was glad to work with these cold, tough guys with warm hearts. Was surprised how easy and naturally they pose. Not often qualities when you shoot a regular people.