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Got the idea from here.


Thing is, the amber color just begs for this kind of lighting, no wonder Atton used it.

But the whole thing for me felt a bit cheaty with the multi layer photoshoppery and all, so I decided to test the waters myself.

And cold be them waters.

It is really hard (especially since I was totally alone, with a broken camera in the pitch dark studio) to get consistent results with light painting.


The final setup ended up looking like this:

One gridded 580II far behind me and at about 45°to the pane of the bottle, scrimming the label.

One bare 50ish zoomed 580II for the background (took quite a long time to get it to throw a small but bright enough patch on the wall to shine through the bottle, but not overpower the painting)

1 Mini Maglite, and a cone shaped full CTO gel (cone shaped so there'd be inconsistency in the color temperature and luminosity because of the double layers some places)

Really meticulously cleaned glass for the holding of the bottle

Black choroplast board to hide the flash and light underneath the glass.


'hundred-or-so'th pic, straight out of the camera.


Also, anyone ever had shutter problems on their 1D Mark II like this:

On every second frame, the shutter does not rise, so I get a black frame. Even when I try sensor cleaning. Every second time, it's a no-go.

Any ideas? (online expo counters say it's only at 70K or so... but it's probably more)

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Taken on May 13, 2011