This display is the project.
This is a photo example that was sent to me. I am going to come up with a solution to light and photograph it.
I will have three speedlites with various modifiers/reflectors/flags available. I intend to modify/diffuse all lighting.
Some obvious preliminary thoughts that I am having:
ē Lose the existing overhead lights and light support rods.
ē Any background distractions will be blacked out.
ē Arrange pieces in such a manner as to minimize shadows on each other and such that each piece is as visible as possible.
ē Possibly shoot from a slight angle (probably camera left) rather than straight on. Iím tossing around
shooting slightly downward from a slightly elevated angle rather than eye height. Iím not sure how much room I am going to have between the camera and the display.
ē Shoot tethered for immediate review.
I am thinking I will light and shoot the camera left ďLĒ shape and pedestal separately from the camera right ďLĒ shape and composite the two. I will be prepared to composite as much as I need, but naturally would rather keep it to a minimum. The end result is to be one shot of the entire display.
I will need to light for the display pieces with the actual display walls as secondary. However, the whole thing needs to flow somehow.
I have a couple of lighting solutions in mind but nothing written in stone yet! I will not have a chance to play around with it until the actual shoot.
So I thought Iíd bounce this off the Forum for any thoughts on the matter!