My assignment this week in PHO 210 Formal Studio Lighting was to photograph shiny metal objects.
The task was to take a photo in the studio on campus of one 3-D and one 2-D object. We used a Hasselblad medium format camera and only one light source. One image had to be on grey paper and the other had to be using something with color.
Trust me when I tell you that it is very hard to control the highlights and shadows on a shiny metal object with a single light source.
I looked like a bag lady carrying all of my equipment, props, cameras, etc., from the car to the photography studio on the 3rd floor of the journalism building.
I am pretty sure that I will not be getting any product gigs in the near future....nor do I want any!
The pictures have been printed out with care and are awaiting to be torn apart verbally by both fellow students and the teacher.