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4/52 Flour | by Márton Gorka
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4/52 Flour

Strobist info: ChangYin CY-20 up, camera left (135 degrees from cam) through snoot 1/1 power, Nissin Di622 up, camera right (225 degrees from cam) through snoot 1/16 power


Based on an image by Benoit Linard


I decided to try photographing flour for this week’s picture, and I wanted to get a dark monochrome picture, while keeping the illusion of cooking something, so I grabbed a saucepan and a whisker from the kitchen and began experimenting.


I built my usual little studio (check out the BTS pic’s on Sylights), mounted the whisk onto the small rig I built (used previously for my picture 2/52 Splash! Don’t forget to check that out too!), set up a black background, placed a strobe on each side of the saucepan, lighting the image from up, through snoots.


I triggered the ChangYin flash with a wireless flash trigger, while the Nissin was set to optical slave mode. I started dropping flour into the pan with one hand and trying to press the shutter with the other until I got my final image.


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Lighting diagram and setup pictures:


Also, a blog called DIY Photography Stuff asked me to do a tutorial about this:

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Taken on September 16, 2012