flower close up from my light box

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  1. cosmoepic

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    hopefully you guys aren't getting annoyed by my flower pic posting from my lightbox but i'm having alot of fun with it and its nice to share with people who share your passion

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    feel free to critique thanks!
     
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    Really nice shot. Great detail and color. The only real drawback that I can see is that you have to much light. The sides of the flower are getting washed out by the light. White balance is dead on this time too. Great job overall. Not sure what you have for lighting/diffusion but that would be my only real issue with this shot.
     
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    thank you so much and thank you to everyone who has helped me

    im using tracing paper to diffuse, but i had the light sources pretty close to them which may have resulted in the slight wash out.

    im also using the wrong bulbs im using one of those energy saving twirled bulbs
     
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    That is what I use when I do light box shots as well. They work just fine so long as you have the right white balance set up on the camera. Instead of tracing paper try freezer, wax or parchment paper. Its a little heavier and will work better if you have to keep the lights so close to the box.
     
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    will do, also what size is the paper you're using on the side?

    also box size?
     
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    Hi Jonathan,

    Do you really think posting a large MB image is going to make it look better ?

    Anything in the 750 x 750 at a resolution of 75 will look just as good and load a lot faster.

    As to the shot, move the lights back a hair or add another layer of diffusion or bump your f stop.

    My personal preference is to have the majority of the object in focus but I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority on this issue :)

    Resized, - brightness, + contrast and some sharpening..

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    And here's a source for CF bulbs with the right temp and affordable tents.

    Cheers, Don
     
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    Not sure to be honest. If I had to guess off hand I would say that the paper is about the size of a legal sheet of paper but just a little wider.
     
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    when i load from RAW image into photobucket i convert it to a .png file since it doesnt lose any compression as far as the size of the shot i keep everything big for printing purposes
     
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    I don't understand, you load the large images to photobucket so you can print from There?

    Along with capital letters and punctuation you haven't figured out how to downsize an image so people won't get bored waiting for them to load on a forum post?
     
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    no reason to attack me on my grammar at all, i was asking about the photo, not if my typing skills were up to par :er:

    it took all of 3 secs for this image to load on my computer in the forum so i dont think thats to bad, and yes i don't resize anything, i don't see a need to, so i upload the unedited image to photobucket. i hardly ever resize anything for that matter in case i wanna go back and print.
     
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    I like the brightness (...call me crazy), I think it works with the colors of the flower. I think the issue is the background color. If it weren't white, we wouldn't lose the ends of the flower in this shot.
     
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    thanks! i was thinking of doing it in a blue background as well helping the pink pop alittle bit more
     

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