Uniform reflections on the wood are not ideal for aged woods. In that case we need reflections maps to control reflecions. Wood knots, for example, must reflect far less. In this tutorial we see how to do it simply.
Working with reflections so that they add to the photo is a difficult thing to do. There are a whole series of ways that reflections do not work. For example when you take a reflection of someone and in the reflection you can se... Read Post
Implementing water into a shoot ratchets up the drama in the images but also the difficulty in the execution. I equate the learning curve of lighting water to learning how to light metal objects and other reflective surfaces. It’s n... Read Post