First shot with new light tent

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  1. Reebo

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    So I set up a very inexpensive light tent (total coast is about $52 including lights).

    My wife had some sunflowers that I'd sent her just the previous week so I thought I'd see about using one of those as the source for my first test using a light tent.

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    This is an Infrared shot of the sunflower. I probably should have gone with a normal color shot but frankly, I'm so gung-ho for IR these days, it's hard to get me to do normal color ;)

    My first thought is that the inner ring of petals is a bit too light, and while I could correct that with photoshop, I was more curious as to how to avoid it in the suibject. I could do an HDR conversion but that's not really the visual I was going for on this one.

    Note: I did use photoshop to remove the stem from the shot. I have no real braces or clamps or arms or anythng yet so it was a pretty basic "stem stuck in a hole cut into a small box to prop it up" situation, so it's hard to control the angle well.

    Any and all criticism or suggestions are welcomed. I have no experience with light tents so feel free to pick it apart and te,, me what to improve. I thrive on critical feedback ;)

    The tent setup is a 30x30 tent, with 4 lights, two on each side, one low and one high.

    Happy shooting all!
     
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    Wow, amazing tones! Really good idea to put it in IR, and also to PS the stem out. Lighting is perfect. Looks like it's working then ;)
     

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