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Submitted on March 26, 2012

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1/250 sec.


ISO: 100

Focal Length

200 mm

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When I started this project I started with a tiny soft-box just below the camera for the main light, but the light reflecting off the can was to harsh. Then I moved it up and far back, but the reflection was in the wrong place and still too harsh. Then I grabbed the 6x4 soft-box and hung it above the camera. The shadow was still a little too high but getting softer, although still incorrect. So I took the large soft-box and laid it on the ground just in front of the tripod, and it looked nearly correct, but I just could not get it soft enough. This is when I took the tiny soft-box and started working on the rim light on the top of the can. I placed it above and behind the background. It looked great at first, but then I studied the shot a little closer and the light was too hard. This is when I added a light head with a reflector and grid to get the highlights on the pour. I then returned to the lights and thought I could not get the proper light with direct light. I then got white cards and bounce the light onto the top and onto the front, and that is when I achieved what I needed.

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