Calla Lily Studies...

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  1. lee_alkureishi

    lee_alkureishi TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    the local supermarket had some potted Calla lilies in stock the other day, so I picked up a sneaky plant along with my sausages... :p

    I had a crack at photographing these, but I've got a loooooot to learn about artificial lighting - it's a bit trickier than I thought!

    Here's my setup:

    Nikon D70, tripod mounted
    Tamron 90mm macro lens (love this badboy!)
    3 x clip-on desk lamps
    SB-600, wireless, with orange homemade filter to balance with the lamps
    Black velvety background (or foliage)
    Table top
    2 home made plamp-style clamps
    9" lastolite Reflector
    one freshly purchased calla lily plant :)

    Here's the pics - any tips on how to improve would be much appreciated :)

    Lee

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Photo 2 is my personal winner of this entire series.
    And the runner-up is the last!

    Your light set-up sounds intriguing, not that I would understand it completely ... but it sounds good and also looks good from what we can see here.
     
  3. lee_alkureishi

    lee_alkureishi TPF Noob!

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    Thanks La,

    I enjoyed taking these - also enjoyed farting about with all the lights. :)

    I can't really claim to understand the light setup myself... i took a LOT of pictures with different settings to see what worked, and these were the best of 'em :)

    Lee
     
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