Martini Splashdown: or How I learned a new lighting technique! (2 images)

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Cynthia FarrWeinfeld
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Martini Splashdown: or How I learned a new lighting technique! (2 images)
Jun 14, 2011


So I learned a new lighting technique from a friend on flickr: ICT_photo (Ian Thomas of Canada.) His work is absolutely the most wonderful, creative stuff going.

Anyhow, here is the setup for these shots:

1. Two white cards (aka: 20x24" white foamcore boards). 1 under the glass, 1 behind.

2. Pentax K20D (K5's in AZ being calibrated to the 55-300mm) FA 50mm f/1.4 at f/11, +5 EV 1/60 sec (at least for the first one)

3. 2 AF-360 flashes on either side of the foamcore backboard, pointing towards the board down low, one gelled with a No Color Pink gel, the other with a Half Blue gel. -5 EV

4. A pitcher of water and the camera set to the 3 second timer. Hit the shutter button (after carefully composing scene, making sure as sharp and level as possible etc) and fire away while pouring.
5. Water goes everywhere=you have shots 1 and 2.

Thanks to Ian sharing his easy lighting info under each picture, it only took me about 2 shots to get the two you see there. Although shot number two is actually a 3 image composite, because I had no one but moiself to pour the water into each martini and as I only have two hands, did one glass at a time and then used the Auto-Blend images command in PS CS5.

Thanks for looking, Cindy
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