Lighting Test: Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II
For this next piece I wanted to experiment and see what types of unique lighting effects I could produce using nothing but everyday light sources I had laying around the house.
The Goal: Light a product shot using basic LEDs and a long camera exposure.
The Set-Up: Black backing card, colored LED lights, tripod, pitch black space (walk-in closet floor).
The Process: To get the watch to hold it’s nice natural shape, a ring was cut from the middle section of 2 litre soda bottle and expanded inside the wrist band in an O shape. Then, the product was placed on a basic black reflective card (from the project folder used in the Water Shot – High Speed Capture shoot) and placed in a pitch black space. Next, the tripod was set-up directly over the product, lens focus was set, and lights turned off for the LED lighting to begin. From here it was a basic trial and error, motioning LED lights around the watch at varying distances, speeds, angles, and positions over a 20 second exposure to produce the final results straight from the camera.
Metadata: ISO 100 | 48mm | f/8 | 20.0s
Lighting test shots: