All Hail Our Machine Overlords / by Zack Wussow

No, this isn't a post about the rise of digital cameras.

I am primarily a wedding, event, and portrait photographer, but once in a while it's fun to step way outside that and do something really different. 

This past week was one such chance. I periodically photograph machines for a family friend's company. They make custom and small batch machines for small manufacturing companies. (This time, many of the machines were for screen printing.) It's an interesting challenge - the machines are very cooperative subjects, so I get to spend a lot of time refining the lighting and set up.

They're also a lot of processing on the back end, since I don't actually own any 10 x 30 foot white backdrops. I take 5-10 photos, moving my backdrop along the back of the machine, and combine them later into one single photo. 

They come out pretty handsome, I'd say.