Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A master of technique walks us through a series of situations and explains how to craft illumination
|Camera Format: Large-format /slide |
4x5 inch/ISO 100
I placed the big softbox (1) behind the object and set its brightness around 250-250-250 (RGB) or 2.7 ƒ-stops above my aperture to get a clean white. If you go far above this value, your entire studio will be lit and made visible in the chrome tap.
I cut a gray cardboard (2) in the dimensions of my photograph, placed it between the softbox (1) and the object, and illuminated it separately (10). As a result, I got a perfect contour all around the chrome tap. This technique becomes easier if you choose a long focal length and a narrow picture angle (α).
The Pulso Spot 4 with a 150mm projection attachment and templates illuminated the running water only. The light didn’t hit the tap, and therefore we didn’t get a burnt highlight anywhere. The rest was comparable to a classic chrome shot.
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