Manufacturing + Industrial Photography: On-location portraits in sterile environments

Three workers in high tech manufacturing operations hold samples of the digital wafers they manufacture in a sterile environment. The workers are holding flat, glass-like wafers that are about the size of a softball. All three employees are covered head to toe with white sterile uniforms. Photographing clean-room manufacturing processes or making environmental portraits of employees in sterile environments comes with specific challenges. 

Here we built a small onsite studio using a 9-foot-wide seamless backdrop. The employees work as a team, and I wanted to include every member in the image. Positioning them as a triangle (one tall, two short) kept the trio within the width of the 9-foot backdrop.  Two large  rectangular softbox lights illuminate the group from overhead while another two lights shine on the backdrop to help the workers white uniforms stand out from the white backdrop.
On-location portraits in sterile environments

Photographing clean-room manufacturing processes or making environmental portraits of employees in sterile environments comes with specific challenges.  

Here we built a small onsite studio using a 9-foot-wide seamless backdrop. The employees work as a team, and I wanted to include every member in the image. Positioning them as a triangle (one tall, two short) kept the trio within the width of the 9-foot backdrop. Two large rectangular softbox lights illuminate the group from overhead while another two lights shine on the backdrop to help the workers white uniforms stand out from the white backdrop.