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Lesson 5: Page 11

The solution was to switch to an extra large light box that spread much farther left and right and this allowed the concave part of the spoon something to see in the form of a light box. This diagram represents the difference between  two light boxes.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 5: Page 12

Glass

This sophisticated wine setup uses simple lighting. In this case no overhead light was used because of where it would place a highlight; right on the front of the bottle in the neck area. Remember, glass can see everything reflected into it.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 5: Page 13

Real Assignments/Simple Shoots

The idea was to shoot a very simple photo of a bunch of credit cards illustrating the variety of credit cards you could get with scenic photos on the cover. Because the budget was small, I planned to allow up to two hours doing this shot, but I felt I could shoot it in an hour. The following images were one over head (or just to the right side) light or light box moved around to make sure reflections and shadows were good.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 5: Page 14

VIDEO CAMERAS

This assignment was for a company that published many magazines and I was one of their contributing photographers. The photo was for the monthly Product Review Column in one of the magazines. I used a painted canvas background and placed the units in symmetry to accommodate the camera format which was 2 ¼ film.

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Lesson 5: Page 15

Simulated Window Light

This photo was shot for a  book publishing company. We set barn wood on sawhorses and placed all the products in a manner to support the “star” of the photo, the book. On camera left a large light box is pointed at the floor and raised and lowered until the light skims across the set for a window light feel. A foam core reflector on camera right bumped in a little more fill.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 5: Page 16

Simple Setups

So many products you will shoot will require nothing more than the most basic lighting setups. This is often one light and some reflectors. In the case of these two images, taken for a home improvement theme, there was one light on camera right and feathered up, in other words, not pointed right at the subject, rather up and across the product.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Lesson 5: Page 18

ELECTRICIAN

In this image I needed to come up with a way to realistically portray and electrician at work. But there was no budget to go find a home under construction that had an electrician working away. So we faked it in the studio and made it quite believable. This is the image we wanted.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 5: Page 19

Start by putting each light about 6 feet away from the wall that the painting is on and 6 feet away from the imaginary line. Take a test and if you have any angle of incidence problems, back the lights straight back and farther from the painting, try again. Do these until you get a great shot, reflection free and make sure the pictures frame does not cast a shadow on the painting canvas. If it does pull the light farther from the wall.  It is about moving the lights around until it is perfect. This should work for you, but let’s go up a level.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 5: Page 20

of the watch. The card was the same length as the watch or roughly 4”x8”. I start by having my assistant raise the white card while I look through the camera. As he slowly raises the card, I am looking to see when the reflection covers most of the metal without reflection in the glass face. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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