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Light a Product Shot in Under an Hour

Chapter: Image Acquisition

Topic: Lighting

The product shot is typically the last shot of the day, when everyone?s tired and wants to go home. This method, which uses only one light, will help you do it quickly and easily. For this type of setup, I typically use a sweep made of a rubber floor mat, paper or Formica; a hanging soft light; simple reflectors; and a four-foot flag on a boom. If time allows, you can add small spotlights, custom snoots, dimmers and scrims to get even more control (see steps 4? 6).



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