Color Correction

Eric Sweet is currently a second year graduate student at the University of Missouri.  When Sweet is not teaching his undergraduate 2D design class at MU, he works in his art studio on Hitt St in Columbia.  Sweet’s thesis project focuses on idealism, specifically the deterioration of utopias, which Sweet sees as the physical manifestation of idealism.  Sweet uses low relief sculptures on large white canvases to show the architectural lines of these utopias.


In the diagram, I used a studio white backdrop to represent the white walls in the room.  Eric was seated across from me near his desk and I was sitting on a couch against the opposite white wall. My flash had two middle-green gels on it. I found that just one middle-green gel wasn’t dark enough to match the florescent lighting, yet the dark green gel was too dark.  I bounced my flash off the wall behind me to light the scene.

Lighting Metal

It is commonly reported that about 50% of all American marriages will end in divorce, however this statistic depends on a variety of factors.  For example, specific rates depend on the couples’ ages, and how many times they’ve been married.  Statistical trends show that the younger one marries, the more likely the marriage will end in divorce.  Furthermore, about 41% of first-time marriages end in divorce, which rises to 60% for second-time marriages.


To light the metal still life, we positioned a light with a grid and barn doors behind and to the right of the subject.  The subject was on a table with a black cloth and had a black backdrop.  Four reflectors were positioned around the still life; two on the sides to try and bounce light on the back of the left ring and the lock, one slightly below to light the bottom of the lock, and one above to bounce light on the glass diamond and top of the rings.  A black card was also used to block light falling onto the plastic base of the still life, preventing unwanted reflections.