I asked the folks who get my newsletter how they think I shot it. Many folks tried to figure it out, but most had something about a front light… and that was a no go.
I used four lights (2×2) and Photoshop to get the look I wanted. Working it a bit in Photoshop also helped the image look better.
The Truck Shot as we found it:
The Truck Interior with no lights.
As you can see, the shot is rather dull and lifeless.
The shot with the lighting:
How it was done:
Closest was 4×5 Dan. He was so close I am giving him the prize. Way to go, Dan.
Here is what I ended up with after playing with the file in the video for a few more minutes:
If you are not signed up for the weekly (sorta) newsletter (soon to change the name), it is on the right side column. I do not spam folks, and try to send it out at least three weeks a month. Sundays is when it usually comes out, and it is pretty rich with content. Content you will not find on the blog… at least for a few months. I may re-post some of it on the blog, but it will be quite a while before I do that.
Also known as Don Giannatti, photography has been the focus of my life for most of my adult years. I have written three books for Amherst Media (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: keyword 'don giannatti'. Lighting Essentials is my flagship blog and ezine with a slightly different slant than most photography related blogs. If you are interested in becoming a better photographer, check out www.project52.org. Thanks for visiting.
No Related Posts
I Am Available for Writing and Speaking
Get the “In The Frame” Every Sunday!
Sign Up for "In The Frame",our every Sunday information packed dispatch, and get this E-Book on starting out in the profession of Professional Photography.
Glad you dropped by. This is my love and my muse. We talk about photography here, as well as the folks who make images. I am very focused on commercial and fine art photography, and we don't really spend all that much time on weddings and such. I have written 5 books - two I give away here, and two are for sale at Amazon, and the 5th one is being edited and designed right now! Thanks for visiting, leave a comment or join me the social networks...