This past week in class we worked with some single monoblock strobe lights and set up different lighting styles to see the effect that it has on photographing still life. Each of us brought in a few items to photograph and we had four stations set up. We had one that was an overhead softbox on a white seamless background that produced a very diffused soft light with smooth transitions from highlights to shadows. The other one was a strobe from the left side with a grid on a gray background that produced some really hard light and sharp contrast. There was another softbox set up but this one was from the left side and then the fourth set up was a strobe bounced off an umbrella from the top left on a black background. As an added set up there was a single strobe with some diffusion material right on the strobe head that we used for some portrait shots. Next week we'll be working with some models and I am really looking forward to that. In the meantime here are a few shots I took in class.