Monday, February 18, 2008

Lighting 102 Assignment 5.2

Double Duty Light

Okay, pop quiz. How many lights were used to create the image you see below? It was created for the Strobist assignment outlined here. Go check it out, I'll wait.

Are you back? On with the discussion...

The challenge is to illustrate a concept while getting as much mileage as possible out of a single light. This is sometimes necessary because you may have only one light, but if you have three and need ten (although I can't imagine why) the same principles apply, just on a larger scale. It certainly takes a bit more work and planning to light a sweep and spotlight three separate objects in four different colors with one light source, but to watch it all come together, check out the video (1:30)

One Nikon SB-800 camera right, with a lasagna box snoot so only a small feathered edge of light falls on the material below the objects, and three small mirror fragments stuck into a piece of styrofoam just off-camera left, and some gels from a sample pack. Now I just have to get the bedsheet off the kitchen table before the boss gets home :-)

Oh, and the concept? Financial Planning. Target usage, a finance blog called "Get Rich Slowly"


D.J. Ellis said...

Nice shot. I jumped over here from strobist. Thanks for the video too.

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