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Financial Reflections - One Light - How | by The Light Whisperer
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Financial Reflections - One Light - How

© Cesar T Sanchez

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Setup diagram for image


Strobist: The thing to understand when projecting an image onto something like the egg is you’ll want to projected it into a section that is receiving very little if any light at all, and that by the time light bounces of the image (A), goes though the lens (an old Canon FD 50mm 1.4) and hits the egg (B) it lost about five stops of light. So to match the amount of diffused light the egg and bill beneath it (C) receive you have to pump a massive amount of light onto the main image source (A) to balance the loss of light(B).


I funneled most of the light (580 EX) through a cylinder to an upside-down bill (A). A sheet of paper around the cylinder both diffuses and blocks light from hitting the egg and also bounces it to the wall (D) which in return lights the bills beneath the egg. ( For the actual shot the cylinder was held from the other side of the paper, so the paper really received more light than shown here.) The white cardboard next to the egg reflected an additional bit of light to the right side of the egg, I set it just out of the frame (right).


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Taken on February 29, 2008