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#1 Lauchlan Ough

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

I'm working on a commercial piece that requires "beauty" shots of large plastic boxes. These kind of boxes would be used for shipping large amounts of chicken, fish, etc. They are roughly 4X4X4 feet, some what reflective and a light blue colour. We are most liking shooting them in a giant empty warehouse.

 

I have to shoot 2 side by side (and then one at a time) and was thinking of using 12x12 silk over head and shooting some lights  through that. Perhaps a few bounce cards on the ground. 

 

Anyone have experience with shooting these kind of boxes?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

 

Thanks!


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#2 Brett Bailey

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:07 AM

You could use something as small (scale) as a couple of Stripbank soft boxes or as large as a Fisher light.  Or, depending on the aesthetic, you could also back light it through vellum.  

A vellum example/aesthetic (simply grabbed off the internet):

http://cdn.photigy.c...-koloskov22.jpg


Edited by Brett Bailey, 31 January 2014 - 03:08 AM.

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#3 Will Barber

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

The silk and bounce Idea sounds like it'd work. It's the same basic thing as what we used on a car commercial once. I'm guessing the issues would be similar, lighting a reflective surface.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:49 PM

Thanks guys!


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