Oil Rig Portraits for NL Fisher

Oil-Rig-001 Back in October I was hired by NL Fisher to create some portraits for an upcoming feature in Business in Focus magazine and some future marketing materials.

With the alarm set for 5:00am, the original plan was to head an hour south of Calgary, AB to a Trinidad Drilling site to catch the sunrise and create some 'pretty' shots of the rig, but with an extremely heavy set fog that didn't appear to be lifting anytime soon, that plan quickly changed.

I for one love shooting in fog, and for this project it was perfect for helping to focus the portraits in what was a rather busy environment. Here are a few shots from the day with some shoot info and BTS the follow:

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{ GEAR TALK & BTS }

The majority of this shoot was shot with the Nikon D800 with either the 24mm-70mm f/2.8G or the 85mm f/1.8G using natural light. Fog creates this amazing light, and if it isn't broken, don't try to fix it. For the last two portraits in front of the rig I used a 47" octa to create a little more of a dramatic portrait.

And because I'm a fan of behind the scenes, here are a few shots captured by my assistant of me doing what I do:

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Thanks for reading.

Cheers -Nate