Lighting Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Putting the Sparkle in Bubbly

December 13, 2016

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Christopher Testani

Christopher Testani wanted his lighting to resemble “a warm ray of afternoon sun” coming from a nearby window, creating streaking highlights and long shadows on the set.

Client: Bon Appétit Creative Director: Alex Grossman Photo Director: Alex Pollack Photo Editors: Elizabeth Jaime, Emily Eisen Editors at Bon Appétit hired photographer Christopher Testani, a longtime contributor, to shoot several stories for last year’s Thanksgiving issue. “It was basically a week of shooting the well of the magazine [for] that month. Each day was broken up into shooting a...

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