- Mar 29, 2016
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. How did you get that hole in the reflected apple?
I took a bite out of it.
Was the light over the apple slightly to the R and close?
I used a technique I often use with still life, "Light painting" and composites. In this case the camera was on a tripod, in a dark studio. I used a slow shutter and a small narrow beam LED flashlight to paint individual parts of the set, then blended them as layers in PS.
Doing it that way gave me infinite control over what I wanted to show and where I wanted the shadows. You're right in assuming the light was "supposed" to appear as coming from slightly above camera right, but sometimes you have to bend reality a little. Without light on the back of the apple there'd be nothing to reflect. That was actually the most difficult part getting the balance right and as you mentioned angle management became a trial and error.