"For the artist communication with nature remains the most essential condition. The artist is human, himself nature, part of nature within natural space." Paul Klee

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


So here's the image from yesterday's post. A typical hero shot of a product like one you would see in any magazine that catered to a particular audience.
A very clean shot, dark, rich, the subject is very clear, the message direct.

And now for behind the scene. Not so pretty anymore. This is for the geeky tech kinda person.
Beware the descriptions could get boring.

The set is on my usual product table. Table is higher than average for easy access. Windows are blacked out. The key lights are from the left and right sides, a sandwich light. 

Light on the left is an ARRI fresnel 150W, tight barndoors, shooting thru two layers of Lee 216 diffusion material.

And on the right is another ARRI fresnel 150w shooting through a layer of Lee 216 and 250. That's one full and one half diffusion.

There's also a 6" dot/scrim that is feathering the light off the bottle's label because it was a little too hot.

Once I was done with the shoot I had to put all the toys back in their boxes.
 I assembled them in the hallway before placing each one in it's home base. Besides the aforementioned lights, you can see other equipment, three C-stands, one light stand, one shorty called a Beefy, an Avenger flex arm to hold the dot, a Cardellini clamp, and an Avenger Super Clamp.
The camera is on my trusty Tilt-All tripod. All of this to make the above posted image.

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