The appeal of continuous light often applies to motion, video, or moving picture content. While that is its primary use, lighting with Tungsten and HMI lights can also present significant advantages to the still photographer too. For the December 5th issue of Sports Illustrated, photographer Michael Lebrecht II, and cinematographer/gaffer, John Engstrom selected broncolor Para and FT system for the cover shoot featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Photographed in Los Angeles, the cover was slated to include a very “Hollywood-esque” feel, using vintage equipment and lights as props in the scene. However, for the key light, Lebrecht and Engstrom used the Para 133HR and HMI FT lamp head.

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