Home Studio – Glass Objects

Another piece of assignment for the lighting techniques course for OUHK.  The flash was aimed at the white wall behind the cup.  I also placed two black clothes on both sides of the glass to get more accented outlines.

I admit that I am more of a natural light photographer I tend to minimize the use of flash.  For me this course really encouraged me to shoot more with my flash guns (in this case one Canon 580 EXII was used), and experiment on different lighting techniques at home, a more systematic approach towards fill flash, gobos, reflectors, diffusers etc.

TL

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I heart Photography…

Well, cheesy title… sorry bout that.

This seems all sentimental, but I tend to let my mood go free and try to find something to photograph all the time keep my senses sharp and stretch my creativity.

The pink/red tone was actually a red folder I got from some company, which totally fit my heart shaped idea.  I used one single light on the right (off camera of course!), a macro lens to get the immensely shallow depth of field.

Just try to find something extraordinary at home, you will be surprised what you can get from day to day items!  (by the way, just in case it isn’t clear, it’s a book.)

TL

Home Studio – Strawberries!

I am currently on the Lighting Techniques course with OUHK, and the above is part of my first assignment, a photo trying to show the freshness of an organic matter.  I chose strawberries as my subject, not only because of its attractive red and green colour combination, but also that I can eat them afterwards….

For this assignment I had to take two photos, one under natural light and another with artificial lighting.  The above was shot with an off-camera flash on the left hand side, some water dripping onto the strawberry surface to get the splash effect.  It took me around 50 shots to get the splash right, yet the result was pretty satisfying.

Enjoy!

TL

留在家裡

在公司勞碌了一週後,不是每一個週末也有精力出外拍照,有些時候也想留在家裡休休息。其實在家裡也可以找到很多有趣的題材。就像上面的一對番茄,只是用了從窗口照進來的陽光來做光源,用微距鏡,加上A4紙來作背景,便能拍出健康食品廣告的感覺。只要細心觀察,家裡其實也有很多值得拍照的東西,從此就再沒有借口說沒有機會拍新的作品了。。。