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Lighting the set was fairly simple. We created a window-lit setting, by placing a large, soft light source on the right, slightly to the back. This light accentuated the beautiful highlights on the sauce that coated each square of pasta. Since the light was relatively close, the inverse square law (the power of the light will be inversely proportional to the square of the distance) was making the left side of the plate darker than we wanted. We brought in a small white card to bounce the light back and fill in the shadows. At this point, the ravioli appeared somewhat flat and needed a enhancement. From the back left, we brought in a small point source light to catch the rim of the pasta and add the ‘punch’ we were seeking.
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