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White on White
April 5, 2009, 7:53 am
Filed under: Photography | Tags: , , ,

This photo looks straightforward, but it involves a little magic.  The trick is in the shadow.  What I have done here is light the flower from above right, and also from below – as it is resting on some translucent white plastic.  The shadow efect is simply black cardboard cut to a shape traced from another light (which was not used in the photo).  That shape is called a gobo as it “goes between” the under floor light and the subject – in efect atached to the base of the white plastic – and voila, one well lit flower with depth added by trick shadow!



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