Dark-Field Lighting 1

Strobist info: (also see graphic below in comments) the base is a piece of black opaque glass with a black foam core background. Light from a strobe is passing through a white diffuser (white sheet) and coming from the sides of the foam core on the left and right. Foam core gobos also on the left and right to let just a sliver of light on both sides. I was able to eliminate 99% of the front reflection, fixed a tiny bit in Photoshop.

  • Jennifer Falk 8y

    Damn Kyle!!!!!!
  • Edwin 8y

  • Ray Villalobos 8y

    Dang, it's so pretty. the bubbles are a great idea.
  • Kyle May PRO 8y

  • Jonathan Penney 8y

    Nice shot nice set up
  • GoldenKoda 8y

    Nice shot Kyle. Is it possible to get the white definition across the top of the rim as well?
  • Kyle May PRO 8y

    I'm sure it's possible... knowing how would be the key to that. Just putting a bounce over top caused all sorts of undesired affects.

    *edit: I re-shot this one and was able to get some more light on the rim.
  • Lesson 8y

    awesome pic! :)
  • Essam Al Hedek 8y

    Perfect shot .
  • Wendy 8y

    Kyle, you aren't allowed in this class anymore. You make the rest of us look bad because you are just so damn good!
  • Rocky 8y

    great little diagram to show how this is done!
    very nicely lit!
  • creative jones 8y

    Very nice. I especially like how the water has good edge definition.
  • kimmiekay_os 8y

    awesome as always!
  • castilhomariana 8y

    love it!
  • Debbi Smirnoff 7y

    Your diagram helped me to learn this technique. Thank You!
  • Rob Dowsley 7y

    nice. clean.
  • Dagmar :-) PRO 5y

    : Woww I love that!
    Please share your cool drink with us!

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