how light a big black lacquer closet?
Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:27 AM
Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:17 AM
Of course, you will have to add other lights to light the scene, but the exercise should give you a good idea of light placements. The additional lights may need cutters.
Your other option is to create a desired reflection.
Good luck. Remember, there is no right answer. If you put 10 DPs in a room with the same lights you would get at least 10 different looks.
PS - if you don?t have access to the closet find a gloss black substitute, a window at night, black file cabnet, etc.
Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:40 AM
Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:18 PM
Most people would probably try to light it like a black car -- reflect a big white shape over the surface.
Exactly. If it's a deep, rich black (which it probably is if it's lacquer), then no amount of incident light is going to do anything for you. All you have to work with is reflections.
Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:16 PM
Just illuminating a large bounce card and allowing it to reflect off the closet at the camera should create a nice look.