Behind The Scenes: Black Light. In The Dark. In A Pool. Over Water

We are pretty used to Benjamin Von Wong pulling off really inspirational stuff. It seems that each project that he does raises the bar, and this one is no exception. Except that he raises the bar over water.

Behind The Scenes: Black Light. In The Dark. In A Pool. Over Water

If you’ve ever done a shoot in a pool, you know that it is not trivial to position a camera over water. Especially when it comes to a $6,000 D4. This is where creativity trumps limitations. Ben has a detailed post about each of the steps that was taken to build this wonderful Water Demons shoot.

Ben goes through the entire sequence of the shoot, not only giving us the actual goods from the shooting day, but starting way back at the concept stage. He talks location selection, sealing it off for lights, teaming up with Jacynthe Tremblay for makeup, and Manuelle Lessard for styling, suspending a D4 over water and focusing it. The works.

If you feel inspired to try some black light shooting yourself, but get scared by the water, there is a second video for “safer” black lights inspiration. The lights themselves start at about $16 and can be triggered with uber cheap office markers.

Behind The Scenes: Black Light. In The Dark. In A Pool. Over Water

Behind The Scenes: Black Light. In The Dark. In A Pool. Over Water

Behind The Scenes: Black Light. In The Dark. In A Pool. Over Water

Behind The Scenes: Black Light. In The Dark. In A Pool. Over Water

What lurks beneath [Von Wong Photography]