White Balance in Mixed Lighting
To create an image like this in a similarly lit situation:
1. Camera setting to daylight
2. Meter reading for the hot subject in foreground with a slight under exposure
3. The actual degrees Kelvin should determine the color of the main subject
4. White balance control was set to about 4000 degree kelvin which added a hint of coolness to areas not affected by the actual heat
The technician′s silver reflective suit worked great to allow Ken to use reds as the hue for important composition elements. He tried using supplemental lighting as well but decided on going with the true available light. Exposure was delicate to control the intensity and richness of the “heat” – a key part of the story.