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Hero Bike

Motorcycle Hero Shot - trade show displays This red Yamaha sport bike has an interesting look when viewed from an elevated high frontal position. It reminded me of a space alien with big eyes.  This motorcycle was mounted on a rolling platform.  The base of the...

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Location Light Table

As I look back at a past lighting/rigging solution, this topic covers a translucent subject (petri dishes) requiring light from below as well as from above.  Some used to call this "Hamburger Lighting". While shooting an annual report,  a topic on the shot list...

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Location Gadgets

Gadgets Gadgets Gadgets  Having the right tool at the right time doesn't always happen when on location.  There are the standard tools and then there are those hidden gems.  This is about the later. > Multi Tools - good to have anytime. > Small Dog Collars - I...

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Choices for Depth Of Field

Controlling Depth Of Field is a choice dictated by necessity for each situation. Some choices: 1. stop down aperture 2. shoot image smaller and later crop in 3. use Stack Focus technique - needs post processing 4. use a perspective control lens - expensive lens...

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Hero Bike

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Location Solution, Mentor Series | 0 comments

Hero Bike

Motorcycle Hero Shot – trade show displays This red Yamaha sport bike has an interesting look when viewed from an elevated high frontal position. It reminded me of a space alien with big eyes.  This motorcycle was mounted on a rolling platform.  The base of the platform was covered with diamond plate steel which has a great texture and is a part of the automotive community. The first decision was to shoot from the high frontal angle and to include the diamond plate as the background.  The second thought process was about lighting the...

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Location Light Table

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Location Solution, Mentor Series, Technique | 0 comments

Location Light Table

As I look back at a past lighting/rigging solution, this topic covers a translucent subject (petri dishes) requiring light from below as well as from above.  Some used to call this “Hamburger Lighting”. While shooting an annual report,  a topic on the shot list centered around growing cultures in petri dishes.  Spreading two tables apart in a meeting room and suspending a lighting grid (from the overhead fluorescent fixture) between two tables , I then slid a Lightbank under to create the light needed to come through the...

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Location Gadgets

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Gear, Location Solution | 0 comments

Location Gadgets

Gadgets Gadgets Gadgets  Having the right tool at the right time doesn’t always happen when on location.  There are the standard tools and then there are those hidden gems.  This is about the later. > Multi Tools – good to have anytime. > Small Dog Collars – I use them to hold electronics up off wet floors. > Multi Clamps – holds small reflectors on set; with a black card, becomes a barn door. > Fun Tac and Gaffer Tape – I keep some fun tac in the center of a small roll of gaffer tape.  You’ll...

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Choices for Depth Of Field

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Mentor Series, Technique | 0 comments

Choices for Depth Of Field

Controlling Depth Of Field is a choice dictated by necessity for each situation. Some choices: 1. stop down aperture 2. shoot image smaller and later crop in 3. use Stack Focus technique – needs post processing 4. use a perspective control lens – expensive lens Example 1 – a small product – macro range Here, stacked focus was employed.  Choices 1 and 2 were not best options.  With the camera locked down on a tripod, I used #3, successive exposures were taken with the focus on the front, the back and many steps in...

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