Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Crime Was Committed Here

While shooting some ebay auction photos, inspiration struck...

My daughter had left her partially disassembled Mr Potatohead on the floor, and I had just read about strong shadows and boldly angled light in one of my lighting books. To get this harsh, dramatic lighting, I used a single monolight with a narrow snoot. It was set moderately low; probably 3 feet off the ground. The final image ended up being in a somewhat odd format (very wide), but the scene just would not have worked well in any other arrangement.

Camera used was Pentax K20D with Pentax DA 16-45/4 lens.

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