Monday, April 26, 2010

Read My Interview in PhotographyBB Magazine

I am pleased to be the featured photographer in issue 27 of PhotographyBB magazine. Keep Reading: Full Post and Comments!

Monday, April 5, 2010

How to Light the Big Industrial Shot

I had an assignment to shoot this photograph for an annual report and as always, I try to avoid photographing exclusively with available light. The reason is that available light in a manufacturing plant rarely compliments a scene that requires good lighting for an effective photograph. On the other hand it is difficult to use artificial light exclusively and have the scene look believable as well, so I use a combination of both ambient and strobe.

The image below shows the scene before I have setup a single light. There is detail everywhere and that is good but ceiling lights are blown out and some of the shadow areas need to be brighter. My approach is to add some overall broad additions to the lighting and some selective spots as well. Here is how I did it.
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