Passion of Bacchus ©Steve Chong

Tech Info

Passion of Bacchus

Camera: Sigma SD9
Lens: Sigma EX24-70mm
Film: X3F
Aperture: F8
Shutter: 1/250
Light: Natural Light/Flash
Date: 2, March 2005
First of all I have to find a model who has a long tongue, crazy but absolutely necessary. I was called a lunatic when I was interviewing the models where words aren't required because I simply ask them to stick out their tongue. After 3 days of searching, at last, I found this model.

While my helper was pouring out the wine, flash was fired to freeze the action . The same flash was fired while shooting the glass. I have to maintain the strength and angle of the flash such that the lightings were the same. For the other part of the image, I leave it to your imagination.

The most challenging part of the image was shooting the table. It is very reflective, in order to get rid of the reflections, I have to use a piece of fabric, measured about 3 meters, forming a circle round it.



  1. 6th. International Digital Imaging, Germany - Competition Diploma
  2. 1st. Sicilian Slide Circuit, Italy - ISF Diploma
  3. 1st. Sicilian Slide Circuit, Italy (10th. Concorso Fotografico Internazionale "Vanni Adreoni") - PSA Best Creative Gold Medal


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