December 1, 2011 Leave a comment
As part of our “Studio Shorts” we were required to produce two different product-style images using a perspex base to give reflections to the objects.
This is my version of the second of these two images.
We were recently shown an advanced technique for lighting glass objects in the studio; Darkfield Lighting.
This is where a softbox is used directly behind the object, however the area of that softbox directly behind the glass is covered by a black cloth to stop all of the light. This also works to give the black background for the object. The bare strips either side of the blacked out part of the softbox are left to light the glass, this works to just highlight the edge of the glass.
For one of our “Studio Shorts” assignments we were to produce an image which demonstrates the use of a light tent.
The idea was to show where the benefits are when using one of these if you are photographing glossy or reflective objects.
Luckily I’d purchased myself a pop-up light tent from ebay a while back for £15, which saved me from fooling around trying to mock something up with soft boxes in HSAD studio.
I decided that a pancake lens would be a good subject for this image.