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Red Balloon

17 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

Our assignment was simple.  One.  Red.  Balloon.  We could be as creative as we liked.  Our instructor described this as a "concept" shot.  The only was that the balloon had to feature prominently in the shot.


Sounds simple, right?  Guess again!  More than one of my original ideas was scuppered by lens and backdrop limitations.  Happily, my decision to rigorously apply the KISS principle coincided with Angela's decision to bake some cupcakes.  Voila!




I shot this with:

  • 2 Godox Sk-300 strobes and soft-boxes
  • 2 scrims
  • 1 small black card, to reduce brightness on lower camera right.

Camera settings:

  • ISO 64
  • 24-70 @ 38mm
  • 1/80 sec
  • f 16

My instructor loved it, especially the rich colours and contrast  He pointed out how I had managed to light the stem in between the 2 levels.


One nice side benefit:  a VERY yummy aftermath!  Thanks for looking everyone.  :)


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