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Recreating this famous painting was HARD! : Gear, lighting, tips, etc.

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We recreated Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring now we’re going to show you how we perfected the lighting, which camera and lens we used, and the little …


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  1. This is really cool. Artists are so fascinated with this painting because of Vermeer's ability to capture light in such a wide tonal gradient. Nice work. Will be watching this again.

  2. All sympathy and praise to Madelyn Northrup for sitting through what approached child abuse, but wasn't quite. I've decided the whole project was her parents' way of persuading her not to grow up to be a model.

    Also, good photography is hard work, I'm glad I'm retired to my hobby.

  3. Beautifully done. Jan Vermeer would be proud. If you've ever studied his work, most portraits of women he painted wore pearls. You two have given me so much inspiration and working knowledge of photography, I do own your book. I love your podcasts. Kudos Maddie! Keep doing what you do, thank you!

  4. Someone who can travel back in time gave Vermeer a point n shoot camera, hence that captivating result. Back then, painters used to paint the girls obese. This is a great exception.

  5. I’d love to see you guys try and recreate Cleopatra by John William Waterhouse. Hopefully it doesn’t present too many challenges for background & other objects but it does have interesting lighting and fabrics. Whatever you decide I thoroughly enjoyed this behind the scenes video & look forward to the next.

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