Words by Freddy Clark - A Platypod Pro
Edited by Eryka Bagwell
"Working on location for Food and Beverage Photography can mean tight spaces, sometimes that can even include photoshoots when customers are in the bar or restaurant at the same time. Large lighting and grip equipment can be prohibited, but of course, you still want the highest light quality for the final photographs."
"When I'm working with glassware or bottles, I really like applying highly diffused soft light to help show the delicate curvature of the objects while highlighting all of their dimensions. The trick to this lighting is the principle 'the bigger the light, the closer the light, the softer the light.' Getting the diffusion material (large light source relative to the subject) as close as possible is the key."
"I’ve been experimenting with the Platypod eXtreme, Handle, Goosenecks, Elbow and Mini Super Clamps. Teaming these pieces of gear up with the LumeCube Panel Pro 2.0 light and adding some diffusion material, allows me to create the soft diffused light I want in a very portable setup."
"Take a look at the BTS captures and you will see how each eXtreme and Handle does double duty holding the light and the diffusion. It’s a setup that I can fit on any bar or any table in a restaurant and pack it in my existing camera bag."
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