Command of Light

My crew takes a moment out of their campus tour to photograph a Frisbee-catching dog named Jake.
My crew takes a moment out of their campus tour to photograph a Frisbee-catching dog named Jake.

Today’s lesson in Photo I was “command of light.” Since we were in the studio some yesterday where we could easily control where we placed our light and how bright we could make it, today we walked around campus, in and out of buildings, observing and photographing the way existing light interacted with the surroundings and our own faces.

At one point a playful dog named Jake and his owner showed up with a Frisbee, so it was a sports photo opportunity moment.

I hope everyone got a lot out of it. By the time we got back to the classroom, we were all exhausted and hot, so I dismissed them about 20 minutes early.

I grabbed a bite of lunch, then went to Wal Mart for a few items. They had strawberries and blueberries, two of my all-time favorite foods, on sale, so I got some. When I got home, I started to slice the strawberries, and they looked so amazingly appetizing that I decided to photograph them, which really illustrates that I truly am always a photographer.

I used a fairly simple two-flash setup, with one on the camera bounced onto the wall to my left, and one on the counter top to my right, flashed into a Tupperware top to soften the shadows a bit. The lens was my 100mm macro. I was particularly pleased with the color.

Strawberries and blueberries sit on my cutting board this afternoon. After photographing them, I consumed them, and they were as good as they look.
Strawberries and blueberries sit on my cutting board this afternoon. After photographing them, I consumed them, and they were as good as they look.
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2 Comments

  1. Yes, the color is amazingly accurate in that fruit image.

    You *are* truly a photographer when you can resist consumption of delectable items long enough to set up two flashes, change lenses, and create an image. 🙂

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