That Which we often Fear

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© Sarah Kate
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I learned two things from taking this shot. The first was to try every single lighting option you have available to you, even if it seems like it won't work. To create the light of the television she's watching, first I wanted to go authentic; I just turned on the tv. The light was way too soft and dispersed. Besides that lighting option, I had a white-colored bike light, an industrial-strength torch, a 580 ex speedlite, and I tried them all. I tried bouncing them off a mirror. Off the wall. Off the ceiling. Nothing worked.

You know what did end up working absolutely perfectly? The light on the back of my flatmate's Blackberry storm. I propped it on the tv cabinet, and it looked more like the light of the television than the light of the television did. If you have access to this phone, don't overlook that as a lighting option. It's crazy powerful.

The second thing I learned was that, if you vacuum up popcorn kernels, they WILL pop in the bag.

15 responses

  • Giovanni M

    Giovanni M said (26 Jun 2012):

    very clever.

  • Troy Hickok

    Troy Hickok said (26 Jun 2012):

    Nice. Be good for the Creepy theme.

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (27 Jun 2012):


  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    This is awesome. Cool thing about the lighting you used, as well as the tip about vacuuming popcorn kernels. :)

  • Brodie Day

    Brodie Day gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Awesome shot! Very well executed (props for getting creative with the lighting too)!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (30 Jun 2012):

    this is fantastic!

  • Theerapong Bhothirungsi

    Theerapong Bhothirungsi gave props (3 Jul 2012):

    nice work... :)

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (16 Jul 2012):

    Congrats on making the blog........bravo on this excellent image

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    Outstanding composition for the theme. Congrats on making the blog!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    Well done, congratulations on making this weeks blog.

  • Sherstin Schwartz

    Sherstin Schwartz gave props (17 Jul 2012):


  • Mike Reilly

    Mike Reilly gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    Love the shadow it's fantastic

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    Striking Fear in the Heart of JPG's Theme Park.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    Congratulations! Fabulous art!

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