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‘Shut Up And Dance’ Album Cover Behind the Scenes

By Anthony Thurston on October 28th 2013


Korean group Rock ‘n Roll Radio recently worked with Manchul Kim Photography on the album cover for their latest album’Shut Up And Dance’. The concept for the shoot was a rather spooky graveyard utilizing lots of smoke and green gels to give it an ominous look.

In a great behind the scenes video below you can see how exactly the team went about shooting for this cover. It is not an instructional behind the scenes, so you have to pay attention to the lighting, positioning, etc to figure it all out but you get a pretty good look at most of the lighting setups and configurations.


In the screen grab above you can see one of the lighting setups. Two strip banks lighting from the sides with what looks to be a bare flash/strobe in the back for separation and you even see the camera so you can understand the angle he is shooting from. This sort of thing could easily be recreated with gear like the Westcott 12″ x 36″ Strip Bank being combined with something like alien bees. Check out the full btsv below to see some more setups:

Photographer:Manchul Kim
Assistant: BK Jang, Inhang Sun, Yang Pa
Music: Rock ‘N Roll Radio – Shut up and dance

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Some of the finished images





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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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