Burger and Beer with Freddy Clark

Words by Freddy Clark
Edited by Eryka Bagwell

"Have you watched the documentary series on Disney Plus called “Light and Magic?” It details the history of Industrial Light and Magic, and how they created the special effects in their groundbreaking efforts in the movies and television from the 1970’s up to today."

"What does this have to do with a photograph of a burger and a beer? In the final episode they show how they’ve made The Mandalorian with a huge wrap around video screen to create the backgrounds, it’s called The Volume. Why can’t a tabletop photographer do the same thing on a smaller scale?"

"As you will see in the BTS, behind the burger and a beer a 50 inch screen projects a scene of a restaurant that I created in Midjourney. The burger is real, the beer is real, the table is real, the restaurant in the background doesn’t exist anywhere but in the file projected on the screen. Everything else is photographed in front of it." 

"I’m using a couple of Platypods with Platypod Handles to place LumeCube Panel Pro 2.0 lights, real close to the scene, exactly where I want them to give the lighting on the burger and the beer an extra kiss of light."

To view more of Freddy's work, visit his website or at his Instagram account 

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