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4 — If You Play With Fire…

If You Play With Fire… You’re gunna get burned endup with a rad photo! I’ve done a coffee splash photo before, I’ve even done one at night — I wanted to top them both with a new splash photo. Last time we did one Adam & I discussed how fucking cool fire was — the only problem was that coffee wasn’t really flammable but you know what is…? METHS! So we came up with a concept & MacGyver’d a rig to drop a flaming object into the mug. Check the video for how we did it & you’ll get to meet our new fiends too. A rad girl called Megan with a knack for burning shit helped out — we bumped knuckles. Pretty surprised the police didn’t turn up.

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If You Play With Fire… - If-You-Play-with-Fire Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for If You Play With Fire…


  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon 50mm F/1.4
  • Flashes: Canon 580ex & 430ex fired by the Canon ST-E2
  • Accessories: 4 light stands, a boom arm, 2 light brackets, 1 Westcott umbrella, a grid, a tripod, fire stick, grans best mug, meths & FIRE!

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/80th
  • Aperture: F/2.8
  • ISO: 125

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