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Old 02-13-2007   #1
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Today I began what I suspect will be a long learning curve regarding light placement. My goal is to get results that will not grab the untrained eye (obviously a practiced photographer will see through anything I do) making it obvious that the effect was not found in nature. Below are two examples. I'm relatively happy with the clothes dryer (except for the lack of face in the pose) but feel the quilt shot needs more help. Suggestions appreciated.



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Old 02-14-2007   #2
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In the traditional classical Monte clothes-dryer portrait, the filter is hidden by the subject's head and the main light is to the left. Socks are placed to the right and underwear is either worn on the head or not at all.

Your camera seems to be placed in order to accent the socked feet, so I will assume this is a Hanes commercial shot. Therefore you are given artistic license to freely break the rules.

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the dryer shot looks great, but you need to somehow flag off the light hitting the door jam from inside the dryer.


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