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Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Volume 1: Expert Lighting Techniques by Zeke Kamm

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Paper Clip in a Wind Tunnel

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PAPER CLIP IN a Wind Tunnel is another clever example of brains over brawn. Jeff lit this shot with one strobed softbox. But in this case it’s not the light that counts so much as the removal of light. By placing a set of window blinds between his subject and the softbox, Jeff created the graphic lines that twist as their reflection rides the curves created by the paper clip dipping along the water’s surface.

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