One Light Week – Part 3
I’m pretty proud of this shot, and I think it’s going to be my Tuesday Challenge entry. The limitation I set myself was “single light source” – and yes, that’s lit with a single Vivitar 283, and no ambient light contributing to the photo.
Try and reverse engineer it in your head, and I’ll pop a spoiler after the break…
I’ll be honest, I cheated, but only a bit.
It is only one light, and a bunch of reflectors – but I can’t claim the idea for the setup as my own.
I pinched the idea for the setup from John Domingo – who wrote it up much better than I could (or more accurately, can be bothered to!) I made a few variations though. Using a mirror as a reflector camera left made for a very harsh highlight on the watch face, so I replaced it with a white reflector – and I had to flag the flash a bit on the near side to stop it flaring into the camera.
Hell, I didn’t even change the colours! But then, I couldn’t find a nicer combination given what I had lying around to use as a background.
Even so limitations were imposed, and problems were solved. Close enough for my book, and my first entry to the Tuesday Challenge for a while.