Projected Light

Projected light is a technique which combines a hard pointed light shone through an object to reticulate and refract the light.  It is best to use a tungsten light preferably quartz halogen.  For the light to refract use a small point light to shine through your object.  The object could be a bottle, glass brick, prisms etc.  In this case the object was a thick glass block vase.  The light is projected onto a wood and metal Orca sculpture.

Projected Light (1 of 3)

Projected Light (1 of 3)

Projected Light (2 of 3)

Projected Light (2 of 3)

Projected Light (3 of 3)

Projected Light (3 of 3)

Shutter Drag Studio Session

Shutter Drag is a technique that freezes the subject with strobe and then uses duration lighting on the background to partially blend it into the outline of the subject.  This creates a very exaggerated sense of depth and dimension to the image.  The set up is similar to any shot using a back burst or background light except that the background light must be tungsten.  There are two shots from my iPhone of the studio set up and two final images of the Shutter Drag.

Studio Set-up for Shutter Drag Still (1 of 2)

Studio Set-up for Shutter Drag Still (1 of 2)

Studio Set-up for Shutter Drag Still (2 of 2)

Studio Set-up for Shutter Drag Still (2 of 2)

Shutter Drag Still (1 of 2)

Shutter Drag Still (1 of 2)

Shutter Drag Still (2 of 2)

Shutter Drag Still (2 of 2)