We are looking for the ideal location for a press photo of a cable manufacturer on the subject of predictive maintenance. In the test stand, the electrical parameters of the cable stressed by a permanently moving link chain are constantly monitored and its gradual changes measured. This makes it possible to predict when the cable will reach its wear limit. Targeted replacement shortly before breakage then avoids unexpected machine downtimes. The photo should make this technical approach visible at first glance and be perfectly composed.
So I was looking for the ideal shooting angle, the right focal length and the right light. A wrench helped to clear the perspective. One of the 15 lenses in the case provided the optimal angle of view. But the flash system produced the necessary shadows in this narrow space only with the help of various tricks. But there was no real stress in my own limbs, because all-round customer satisfaction is achieved if one does not need more than one hour for such a photo. And this of course with unpacking and repacking of the camera cases and light bags that I brought along, each weighing more than 20 kg.