A Drama’s Streaming Premiere
From the NY Times Television section, the link will take you to an article on a new Netflix produced series, "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey. On February 1, Netflix will make all 13 episodes available at once. The online streaming of movies and tv shows has been accelerating rapidly and content portals like Netflix and Hulu Plus are beginning to develop their own programming. This is not your 1950's commercial B&W television. When we first moved to Vermont Claire and I eschewed broadcast television opting to watch a few DVD's and otherwise listen to the radio. Then came high speed internet and streaming boxes like Roku and Apple TV and now we are watching a fair amount of tv again, albeit in a new way. So tonight we will bring up Downton Abbey (yes, we are fans) on Claire's iPad and then stream it through Apple TV to our television. When I saw this article the idea of a "product" shot of my Apple TV box formed. I wanted the box to have the appearance of maybe floating so it is balanced on a small glass over a white background. The lighting is side window light and an overhead skylight with a flash bounced off a white background underneath. I also positioned the shot to get some "glare" on part of the shiny logo while keeping half the apple black. Nikkor 85mm, 1/60 sec, f5, handheld with VR on.