Boring picture...

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  1. rob1116

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    I wasn't shooting this for any particular reason... just practicing. I've never done any still life/product type shots, and would like some suggestions for improvement... particularly on lighting on a budget. I just picked a random object and background and started pointing lights. I was surprised at how tricky it was getting the lighting I wanted on the subject/background.

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    BTW - I used two incandescent cheapo clamp lamps, one on each side, undiffused and pointing at the subject from high and slightly behind. My SB800 was standing directly behind the plant, pointing straight into the pot... fired wirelessly from my D70. I was attempting a 'twinkle' effect on the potter... I have no idea what I'm doing :lmao:

    Oh well, I'm having fun anyway.
     
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    The plant seems to be lit well. The background seems rough on this end. Try this shot on a white seamless. The beauty of the plant will really stand out. Background patterns are cool, but they may be hard to work with.
     

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