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Lesson 6: Page 11

The Step Company

For this image, which was a product photo for the company that makes these adjustable steps for mechanics to stand on, I could have used ambient light. Again, the ceiling lights are not daylight balanced and would cause a color shift, so for this photo it is easy to use only strobes. At about 3:00 I placed a 60” white umbrella and pointed it at him for an edge light and to light the large tool box and wall.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 6: Page 12

Consider for a moment the fill light placement in this shot.  The camera is right next to the door and if the fill umbrella is next to the camera, then so is the fill light for the most part. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 6: Page 13

I received an assignment from this industrial magazine to shoot this new warehouse storage facility. Each end was open so railroad cars could be moved in one end and out the other. This means the ceiling had few lights that were suitable for photography. So I went ‘loaded for bear’ meaning I took my most powerful lights and all my extension cords and everything I could think might be needed. The problem was that there was light down low and it was just fine, but the ceiling beams, which the client wanted to see, were just to dark.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 6: Page 14

First, why do I need ambient light in this image anyway? If you guessed it was to capture the sparks from the grinder you can take the rest of the day off. Sparks, fireworks, flames, and anything similar to this requires time to expose, so you have to pick a shutter speed that will allow you to do that.

 

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Lesson 6: Page 15

This next page of the brochure was to illustrate the quick service and rapid response of their service team, particularly the radio dispatch aspect. We moved the same truck used in the previous photo to the other side of the street to have a different angle and use the sun to our advantage. The tool boxes were strategically placed and in the case of the employee, no supplemental lighting was needed.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 6: Page 16

The next photo was taken directly after the previous setup and in the same location. This image was to showcase the company owners in front of the products they sell. I left up the two lights from the previous photo setup, those stacked above each other on camera right, to light the background.

 

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Lesson 6: Page 17

 

The Wind Farm

I had a fun assignment to spend the day photographing wind farms and a few employees. The process is quite simple from a technical perspective. I always light them outdoors in bright sun because of the lighting contrast with just the sun.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 6: Page 18

The Wood Products Company

This next assignment was again, done for a small business.  This happen to be a wood and building products distribution company.  Actually, I don’t know how small or how big they really are because they have a lot of trucks and quite a few employees, but the point is, they don’t spend a lot of money on professional photography so I consider it a small business assignment. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 6: Page 19

 

The next series of photos were the same and I used the same approach for the trucks. They had requested nice shots showing their fleet.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

Lesson 6: Page 20

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