Light control

Shooting shiny and highly reflective objects is tough, that’s for sure.  Not only must you mind all the little details such as dirty spots, object positioning, and so forth, you must also mind the reflections coming off the subjects.  Getting a handle on the reflections is tedious work and even more tedious if you don’t have the right tools.  Some may think that a polarizer might solve all this, but it really doesn’t.   Solution?  Flags, snoots, and grids for each of your light sources.   Setting up and configuring each light so that it lights up it’s target properly without it causing a reflection back to the camera gets tedious quickly.  Lesson learned:  I need more light modifiers 😦


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