Over Labor Day weekend I had the opportunity to shoot another collaboration with fellow photographer and good friend Justin Bettman. We came up the concept based off the trailer for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception meets Angelina Jolie – Tomb Raider. While shooting in the desert would have been ideal, we stayed local to the Greater Los Angeles area and shot everything in 1 day. To prepare for the shoot, we took a quick trip to Goodwill and scrounged together a $17 outfit (boots, pants, belt, shirt, & misc. props) for our model Arshaluis Hogikyan, who was an absolute pleasure to work with. We photographed Arshie on site with a basic dual octobox and a bare flash set-up, and wrapped around 3:00. From there we drove up to the north side of LA and shot the rest of our elements under natural sunlight.
At the end of the day, Justin and I parted ways to our respective studios to create our own composites, one entirely shot off Justin’d 5D Mark II and another off my 7D to compare. I was really happy with the way the conceptual video game/movie poster turned out.
*Justin’s original piece can be seen here.