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A tricky little number
March 2, 2008, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Photography | Tags: ,
This was an interesting photographic exercise – namely to use one light source to do double-duty. As it turned out, the single light is doing triple-duty.
Basically the light source is positioned camera-right.  The coin is standing on a dark glass counter-top.  Firstly, a blue card acting as a background is illuminated by the light and then reflected in the dark glass to provide the main color source here (but the card is sufficiently far behind the coin to be easily cropped out).  Secondly, there is a card with silver foil on it camera-left, it is reflecting light onto the surface of the coin. Thirdly, a carefully positioned piece of red-gel casts a glow to the edge of the coin. One light, three uses.

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