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    Hi!,
    I'm kinda new to the forum and have been browsing posts every day since I bought my first dslr about a month ago. I'm just starting with the basics and this forum has been helpful. Thought this might be a good rainy day subject to play with. Lots of variations in what lighting will do and camera settings, so let me know what you think...

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    Any input on good ways to shoot with LED lights ? Theres no dye in the water so when I shoot with lights the tubes are just plain.
     
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    Nice pc. If you want to really go all out and do something nice, put the PC against a background made of a white sheet draped over a couple coatstands or something, with a light behind it (also draped onto the floor so it's seamless). A roll of paper works better. Then light up your computer and shoot it from different angles, etc.

    I like your last shot. It shows good detail in the water block and the motherboard behind it.
     
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    So the only sorce of light should be behind the sheet? ...sounds interesting from mindsite point of view.

    Guess its a project for the next rainy day.
    Thanks for coments !
     
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    No, you only light the sheet so it doesn't look gray. You'd also want a light on the PC try different angles, would be nice to have an off-camera flash.

    Just a suggestion though, I know it sounds like a major PITA to set up.
     
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    Sounds difficult to me in the sence that if I throw any light or mabe rather direct light onto the computer, the lights cast from the LED's differ a lot in the end result. I guess the right amount of light in the right place is what I should be looking for.
     
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    Nice water cooling system... Looks a little like my hubbys rig.


    I really like the last 2 shots.. the backgrounds and surrounding's are a little distracting in the first 2.
     
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    uh oh,;) Yea... no doubt the backgrounds need help. I intentionally paid no attention to it when I was taking the image, just intended to see results of RIG :D (="computer tower", for thoes who are not too computer literate). I do like the wood floor though.
     
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    hey, really like the last two shots,, but 3rd beats all
    i am pretty new myself, n i guess the best way is to share ideas so here goes,,
    i think you could zoom in/crop on the 3rd pic, so that the bent edge of the comp case (RIG- that was funny) is just ouside the image,,
    i like that the two pipes curve in from the base edge, half way through, make more of an interesting pic, keeps in non-uniform....maybe also matching the angle so that the top edge runs parallel to the top edge of the chipset.
    Hope this helps,,,
    happy shooting


    looks more like the clones are getting all their pink nutrients,,,,, :)
    p.s. NICE comp dude, i have made a few in my time, but i never really went that deep into cooling systems
     
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    So that's the cooler master HAF932 case? lol They seem to be pretty popular with water cooling systems...
     
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    A little off topic but yea HAF932. I modded the side panel. Other than that great case,lots of room.
     
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    First off I want your computer!

    3 is the best picture in there! 4 is also ok.

    2 rules of lighting I tend to follow.

    Have the source of light behind it, and don't use more than you need. I tend to shoot in available light with a large f-stop. But thats just me!

    Do you understand rule of thirds and Golden sector?
     
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    Rule of thirds... yes, I dont think I can google Golden Sector though. Please elaborate
     

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