What in the world is a copy table?

For the copy work assignment, I chose two photographs out of Kyle Thompson’s book, Somewhere Else.

Following the in-camera light meter, I began with my camera settings at:

1/45       f6.7       ISO 560       Daylight

I then took photos 1/2 stop and 1 stop both above and below the suggested exposure as well as at different white balances. The two following photos are of what I believe had the best exposure and white balance.

The best exposure was:

1/45       f6.7       ISO 560       Tungston

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Photo from Kyle Thompson’s book Somewhere Else. This project is a visual travel memoir of conceptual photos that document the emotional strain and release of living in the unfamiliar. All photos were shot in a six month span while he was living out of a car, traveling the United States.

For the second photo, the light meter in my camera told me that the best exposure for this photo was:

1/90      f6.7      ISO 560       Tungston

Again, what ended up actually being the best exposure was 1/2 of a stop below what the meter told me.

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Photo from Kyle Thompson’s book Somewhere Else. This project is a visual travel memoir of conceptual photos that document the emotional strain and release of living in the unfamiliar. All photos were shot in a six month span while he was living out of a car, traveling the United States.

Below is the diagram of how the copy table was lit for this assignment.

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