Glass Chess Set

Taken on the same evening that I photographed the Glass Apple, the picture above uses a very different lighting trick. The Glass Chess Set was sat on a light box, eliminating the picture from below. I placed a black piece of card behind the set and using a tripod I made sure I was focusing on the front three pieces. I like the way the pieces further away are blurred but think that the fallen piece shouldn’t have been on it’s side. Also, three or four piece could have looked a lot better than the seven piece photographed here, but with nearly a dozen cameras pointed at this seen at one point, it wasn’t easy to move things around without ruining other people’s images. Still, I think it is an interesting lighting idea and worked really well.

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