May 24, 2006

Assignment: Lighting Transparent Objects

Shining light from below or behind is a standard method for lighting glass or other transparent objects. The photograph below was created with the following setup:

- Diffusion material behind
- Glass table
- Strobe light with softbox behind and below table, aiming toward the glass head

While the technique is standard, the details that suddenly pop with the light can be great discoveries. In this case, the head will be base of a digital artwork, incorporating text and... who knows what else.

Glass head lit from behind and below with strobe and softbox

Copyright 2006 Kimberley Bermender