Now that you have your light set up for the model and the reflection of the object on the background, it is time to determine the ambiance your wish to create. If you are looking for a more “Cinema Noir” look you may wish to isolate the foreground from the background by increasing the out put of the flash on the subject and letting the background go darker by another 1 to 2 stops.
I am posting this for those wanting to try small object still life photography. This is just one of a multiplicity of ways to do so…
Lighting Sketch © benjamin Kanarek Now that you have put together some of the tools required for this first exercise, let’s do the following. Take one of the tin cans and slightly flatten one end of it so it looks more like a cats eye and place the rounded side of it over the head […]
In Part one, I asked that you prepare a couple of 60 watt light bulbs a flash some modifiers, I will now add a few more elements to this…
Lighting a set for a photo is a very fickle entity. Why do I say that? Because light can play many tricks on us and is often elusive in it’s ethereal state. It has many frequencies and understanding those wave lengths might help us understand the grand palette of nuances available that we can play with.
Using reflective dominant light as your primary on your subject as another perspective on how to light for your fashion shoot
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Here is a suggestion for a harder more contrasted light. Imagine you have your window open and the light is streaming in to the room. Now this will apply to direct sunlight and overcast conditions. The rendition will differ, but the technique is similar.
Why I refuse to criticize other peoples work, I make it my practice NOT to critique other Human forms of expression captured in Imagery, Music, Painting
One Post Production Technique to add Dimension to Your Flat Photos.