Normally a whole scenery should be taken with one Lighting-Setup. But rules have been made to be broken, right? This picture is a composition of actually 4 Pictures. The only things which are constant are the camera settings, 1/200 sec (Sync Speed), aperture f8 and ISO 200, and the focal lenth, to have all [...]
How about a hot cup of coffee, or maybe with some milk? Here are two examples of a shot of a cup of coffee on roasted coffee beans. The idea was a shot of hot coffee after the beans were ground. Both pictures were created using a 3-Light Setup. 2 Lights behind a diffusor, [...]
When shooting with Strobes, in most cases the Shutter of the DSLR is set to Sync-Speed. Sync-Speed is the shortest possible Shutter Setting, where both curtains are still open, so the whole Sensor (or Film) is exposed to the incoming Light. Usually it is around 1/200 s depending on the Camera model. At 1/200 [...]
This unique pattern is the result of the Damasteel Knife Production. So how to shoot this knife and give it a dramatic, dark look. The surface of the Damasteel is Semi-Glossy, almost matt, and a little curved. To make this visible it is very helpful to create a gradient light. I wanted the light [...]
Shooting glassware on black background needs a precise Lighting Setup, to make only the edges visible. Here are two examples, shot with a three Lighting Setup. The challenge is the ballance between reflection and refraction of the Light.
Der Rauch einer ruhenden Zigarette oder besser noch von Räucherstäbchen kann ziemlich interessante Formen annehmen. Da ich schon seit längerem so etwas photografieren wollte und das Wetter derzeit für Outdoor Photografie eh nicht wirklich besonders einladend ist, habe ich mich jetzt dazu entschlossen. Ausgestattet mit einer schwarzen Leinwand, zwei Stativen, einem externen Blitzgerät, Räucherstäbchen [...]