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

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Joshua Targownik

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TO BRING OUT the beauty of a lonely broccoli crown, Joshua Targownik used two strobes. One strobe lit the broccoli from directly above with a 15x15-inch softbox, large from the broccoli’s point of view. The second strobe gets a green gel and a little gobo action before it is aimed at a white curtain to create the complementary background. Together the contrast, color, and texture create an image that looks as good on a wall as it would on a plate. Better even.

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