Behind the Scenes: WW2 Child Evacuee at Train Station

World War 2 Child Evacuee at Cardiff Central Railway Station - Glyn Dewis

Following on from yesterday’s post about my recent World War 2 – Child Evacuee themed photo shoot, today I thought I’d share another of the results along with a look Behind the Scenes…

World War 2 Child Evacuee - Glyn Dewis

This particular picture I photographed on the train platform at Cardiff Central Railway Station last Sunday with great help from my Buddy Anthony Crothers and Staff at the station.

Because the width of the platforms I had to photograph Luca from another platform across the tracks. This meant using my 70-200mm f/2.8 ISII lens which I hardly get out of the camera bag these days; however in the interests of the safety and not backing up so much putting me dangerously close to the track, for this shoot it came in particularly handy.

World War 2 Child Evacuee - Glyn Dewis

Because of the distance I was having to be from Luca and with the usual kind of noise levels you’d expect at a Train Station, we decided on some simple sign language; thumbs up meaning “Ready?” and thumbs down meaning “Look Sad” (a look we practiced together just before starting)

World War 2 Child Evacuee - Glyn Dewis

In the pictures below you can see me photographing Luca from across the tracks on another platform…

World War 2 Child Evacuee - Glyn Dewis

Below you can see the iCube collapsible laptop shade I was using. You can just about see my laptop inside the iCube and so from it being in the shade I could check the photographs as they come into Lightroom because of being tethered without the bright light hitting the screen too.

World War 2 Child Evacuee - Glyn Dewis

For those of you into camera settings, all that’s really worth noting I guess is that I was shooting with an Aperture of f/4.0 and so that is what my Elinchrom ELB 400 in the Elinchrom Rotalux 135cm Octa was metered at. You can see from pictures a little further up in this post, how the light was positioned – side on and forward of Luca to give me the Side Lighting / Rembrandt lighting pattern with one side lit and the other in shadow albeit for a pattern of light under Luca’s eye and on his cheek…

World War 2 Child Evacuee - Glyn Dewis

So just a brief look Behind the Scenes and as always if you have any questions / comments, please feel free to make use of the comments section below.

In the mean time though CLICK HERE to see a LARGE version of this picture over on my 500px portfolio page along with other pictures forming part of my World War 2 Project.

Catch you next time
Glyn

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