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October 7, 2013
 

HOW TO FAKE the Window light – MIMIC THE LIGHT SERIES

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Was there ever an opportunity where you were asked to create an image that looked as if it was taken under the moonlight and an illuminated object? Well you are in luck as I will break it down for you below.

OBJECTIVE:

Mimic the moonlight coming from the window look and still showcase other objects.

GEAR:

  • 1 –  DSLR (Nikon D300s)
  • 1 – Tripod
  • 1 – iPhone
  • 1 – Triggertrap Mobile
  • 2 – FLASHES (Nikon SB-900)
  • 2 – Light modifiers (2 Gary Fong power snoot with grids)
  • 3 – REMOTE TRIGGERS (Pocketwizard Plus IIIs or Pocketwizard Flex TT5)
  • 2 – LIGHT STANDS ( impact light stands)

HOW – TO

  1. Meter for the Turntable lights.
    1. Take into account the spread of light from the turntable record light
    2. Subject main light Gary Fong Power Snoot with Grid modifier
      1. Positioning – 45 degrees camera right and 2 feet above head
      2. Configuration –  A half stop higher than the turntable light  exposure
      3. Effect – Isolated main light to illuminate the subject and with the grid emulate the moonlight through blinds look.
    3. Window blinds light (1) bare flash on far bottom right of window
      1. Positioning – on bottom right frame of window facing wall above bed frame
      2. Configuration – Same f number as main light
      3. Effect – Illuminate blinds and back of wall to mimic moonlight coming from outside.

Product shot of PocketWizard Plus III during a photoshoot

So what do you think? Were you able to closely replicate my image of the sleeping turntable under moonlight ? I’d love to see what you did by submitting your image to the PhotographySILO flickr group   http://www.flickr.com/groups/photographysilo/ and add the tags “mimic the light” “moonlight”

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Lawrence
Lawrence Atienza is a Jack of all Trades and Master of ALL. Whether it be in the realm of Advertising/Advertising operations with over 10+ years of experience to dabbling in the creative realm of photography and founding/writing for http://www.PhotographySILO.com, Lawrence Atienza gives his all. You can find him on Google+,Twitter and the major social media outlets.



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