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For lighting, I used a large softbox camera right, a large white reflector camera left, and a flash directly onto the white background to blow that out completely.

The camera (Canon 20D) and lens (24-70mm) was on a tripod and I used a remote trigger to take the shot.

Many thanks to my eldest son for assisting with the shoot: it is hard to know where one is actually pouring the stuff when one’s head is flat on the table! :-)

The water and paint mixture was definitely too dark and does not really work as imitation coffee, but it was far too messy to do re-shoot!

Post-processing: converted from RAW in PS Elements, cleaned up some drops on the table – and on my clothes! – then some levels and curves, but nothing much in terms of editing.

 

The Morning After


by Nico Conradie
Nico Conradie

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About the Author:

Sean has been shooting since schooldays (started with a borrowed Pentax K1000 from His sister, also a photographer) but only became seriously involved with photography when he returned from living in Eastern Europe. While overseas he did shoot some non-profit editorial work and also made the big switch from Nikon to Canon. Today, Sean likes to shoot Stock. "Stock is the 'best of both worlds' industry, that requires creativity and very set guidelines to be successful..." Sean also teaches photography (basic, advanced & other Stock-related courses) and frequently arrange "shooting days" for photography clubs and individual groups.

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