I haven’t come up with a new theme yet – at least I hadn’t when I set out to shoot this evening – so I decided to work on some lighting.
I have this little snow globe on my desk. The girls got it for me the last time we were at Great Wolf Lodge. I’ve been meaning to shoot it for some time, but have held off as I knew it would be tricky to light it. I was right. After much experimentation I was able to eliminate the umbrella from the globe, eliminate the reflections on the globe itself, and obtain a nice bottom light effect that I rather like.
What I was unable to do was get rid of that white reflection behind the wolf himself. It’s not a reflection of the umbrella, it’s not a reflection of me, and it’s not a reflection of anything around the shoot. After much investigation I finally determined it’s the reflection of the bottom of the snow globe itself. I have no idea how I’d get rid of that to get a cleaner shot. Even the addition of a polarizer didn’t remove it.
On a plus note, I believe I came up with a new theme as I finished this shoot. I’ve got the first image in mind, I’ll begin looking for more tomorrow and will see if I can find enough images to make a full blown theme or not.