Chocolate: Two Shots

Photographer David Price shows us two ways to light chocolate.

In the first shot, he is using a very large light source. The source is above and behind the chocolate, and that masks the individual color of the items. This is because the specular – the reflected light source – is white, and that is what we see predominantly.

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You can see the set up here:

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In the second shot, David moved his light to the side of the chocolate. This provides a specular highlight on the side of the chocolate, but allows the colors of the chocolate to be seen as they are now the “true value” of the chocolate.

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This is the setup.

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There is no right or wrong decision when working with the specular effects on subjects, there is only your choice as regards to the style of the work you are completing.

Thanks, David.

David Price Photography,

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A Conversation with Matt Dutile, Travel and Portrait Photographer

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Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6PM PST.

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From Matt:

“Hi, I’m Matt Dutile. I’m a professional travel and portrait photographer living in New York City. For the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the globe creating images for a variety of great magazines, agencies and companies. You can find some of those images from a recent excursion through Asia as examples of my style on this page.

I have a personal connection with traditional cultures around the world, and am particularly passionate about Asian traditions and cultures. How these individuals and societies survive and thrive under extremely difficult conditions is a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit.”

Matt Dutile’s Website.

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