I’ll be honest, I’m generally not a huge fan of Joe McNally when it comes to tutorials because he tends to go off tangent and I can’t follow, but this is an exception that I personally think is one of the greatest. In this video, Joe McNally will tell a story about how he got the gig to shoot this badass aircraft for National Geographic. The plane was delivered to him and 3 o’clock in the morning, so it was pitch black outside. With his extensive knowledge in lighting, he used a totally of 8 CTO (color temperature orange) strobes that were clamped onto the plane and 2 strip boxes on the sides to bring out the edges. The result was magnificent once the sun finally came up. The lighting on top of the plane was all natural.
Watch to see what NatGeo decided to do with the final image.