10 April 2014
helpful how to photography lighting sketch
part 1, part 2, part 3, part 3-2. I have worked well with this set up, but I have changed it a bit. Here you see a sketch of how I work it now. I now flood the back with light from above. It has worked lovely with my light box because I can just move the top section over a piece and I have a place to blast the background. It really is a key to a white background, that blast of light on the background, not the object. However, the object still needs light on it, so I place a reflector at an angle to reflect the light back at it. I use a simple white piece of foamcore, but really, anything white will work, or silver, or shinny. Be careful with colors, because it will cast a color on your object. But, if you want it more pink, I say, bring on the hot pink paper! My tripod lives with my camera on it, which can get squishy when your reflector is also there, but with a little wiggling, you can figure it out. In the drawing the line is where I set my object, somewhere about there, I play with that as well. It has improved my photos, and been a lot of fun to play with. Hope you can have fun playing with your toys.