Hot Rods – Not thinking out of the box, but above it.
Looking at the Automated Induction Hardening Scanner at Salto Heat Treating , I was a bit puzzled on how to capture the heat treating process within an image. Shooting through the viewable window was the most obvious scenario but I knew once the process started that window would get steamed and blurred as well as reflect any outside light sources. Photographing through windows can be a bit tricky.
It’s good to take a step back for a minute or too and ask yourself “How do I photograph this differently than the obvious?”
After “scanning” the scanner from top to bottom I found a camera angle that provided a different view than the obvious. I safely mounted the camera above Induction Heater with a wide angle lens to capture the action below.