コーヒーベンゼン Coffeebenzene 5:04pm, 13 December 2011
4th Edition, picture 7.8 shows an example of a combination of bright-field and dark-field lighting techniques to light up a glass bowl filled with pebbles(?). I'd presume that the bottom part is bright-field while the top part is dark-field since the glass is black on the bottom but brighter at the top (though somehow, it seems that the background is also darker at the bottom but brighter at the top). The only thing the book mentions on how the photo was achieved was "the frosted white plastic is illuminated from below by a small light".

Could someone explain to me how this achieves the simultaneous bright-field and dark-field lighting? Or rather, could someone explain what exactly needs to be done to combine bright-field and dark-field lighting (or simply use them together as the book says)?

Thanks.
eriksweeklyphoto Posted 5 years ago. Edited by eriksweeklyphoto (member) 5 years ago
I did some experimenting with mixed dark field and light field lighting last month. Here's the result.

What's black and white and yellow?

Click through the image to the caption for details on how setup and lit this shot. Basically, you have to make sure the area just out of frame around the dark background is lit, and the area around the light background just out of frame is dark.

--Erik
I struggled with that one aswell. In the end i went for light from underneath for the dark field and light from behind from the bright field.
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