Using bottles reclaimed from last year’s flooding as a first subject for a studio based photoshoot in Northumbria Uni – phenomenal resources available to create a ‘set’ with control over lighting – all using the studio’s flash based systems – a change from my ‘continuous light’ based thinking.
initial set up
Importance of camera angle/vantage point and relative strengths of the overhead light and the front/angled lights
Dropping the overhead light so the grey background reads much darker – loses the heavy square reflection visible in the first few.
now starting to work on white balance – yellows in blacks are the problem here
Using the grey card
Final shot 1 – grey reads as grey – reflections are modest – bottles are 3dimensional – mud and patina are visibly part of how the image reads – colur ‘feels’ accurate.
The single bottle portrait.