Sometimes setting up a photograph is almost as satisfying as the resulting photograph itself. Many, many years ago I worked for a company called F22 Photography where I learned a lot about commercial photography. The most interesting thing I learned was that what you saw in a photograph was generally far more glamorous than how the photograph was taken. A photographer’s best friends were pieces of white card, duct tape, and large clips to hold things in place.
The photographs below depicts such a setup. For this shoot I used the following materials: black paper appropriated from work, a disposable chop stick, black plasticine, a student’s 11×17 Science project as a reflector, a halogen desk lamp, and finally my camera gear. The results of this shoot will be shown over the next couple of days with before and after post processing shots.