Jay P. Morgan: Shooting Chrome on Location

Recently, We were out on location in downtown Los Angeles shooting for Pilot Freight Services. We shot a composite image that required us to shoot chrome on location. The shot was for a print ad that Pilot would run in consumer magazines.

We blocked off a lane on Hope Street in Los Angeles that looks into the downtown area so that we could shoot our truck in the right position to match the comp. The image consisted of four parts that needed to be shot separately, including a chrome mirror on the Pilot Freight truck.

Shooting chrome is a reflection process. Basically, you need to reflect a nice white surface into the chrome and then light that surface. Similar to lighting a mirror, it's easier to light with a reflection of a white surface than it is to shine light onto the chrome surface directly.

Check out the behind-the-scenes video to see how this all came together:



Click HERE to learn more about the LitePanel Kit used in this lesson.

To see more of Jay P. Morgan's work, visit his Pro Showcase page.


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