Low key maybe? :) (3 sets of 3 shots)

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  1. JeffieLove

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    yes I am starting a new thread, so shoot me!

    I feel like (even though I just bumped it up) the old thread has died and my reshoots won't get much attention sitting on page 3 there...

    So, this thread is going to ahve a total of 9 shots in it... They are going to be 3 sets of 3... Each set of 3 will have (in this order) the original, the color edited, the b&w edited...

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    I metered off of the lower right corner of the shade of the lamp for exposure... Almost every time, it said I was at a good exposure (the line was under the 0)... I also used the histogram... There was a high peak at the left of the histogram, no clipping to the right and also pretty much flat other than the peak on the left (after googling images of low-key histograms, that was what it was supposed to look like unless google lied to me...) I played with settings, focal points, etc... I ended up cropping them all about the same though due to lights being in the way, light "blockers" being in the way... So, this is what I'm left with ;)

    HOPEFULLY :) Someone will be able to give me good news now :)
     
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    anyone?

    Are any of them at least minor improvement? :/
     
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    I like all 3 black and whites
     
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    i cant find the focus point in the second 2 groups. and i think the dof is too shallow in all three.
    the lighting is pretty nice though not a big difference between them. groups 2 and 3 at least
    i would deff say 1st group is the best, shots 1 and 2 IMO
     
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    the focus point (because I stopped paying attention and was getting frustrated at this point ... shots 50+ of this reshoot) seems to be the top right corner of the glass part of the lamp in groups 2 & 3...
     
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    What is your obsession with low key about?
     
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    dominantly's school ;)

    it was the assignment for this week...

    so far I've failed miserably and I refuse to fail ;)
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Low key images are fairly difficult for beginners.
    Don't become discouraged over this.
    It's more important what you learn in the process.

    So....What have you learned?
     
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    I have learned that lighting is a ***** and even when you think you have it...

    you don't ;)

    :gun:

    lol

    in all seriousness: I have learned how to control my lighting and make it do what I want it to do, i've learned how to PP a little, and I've learned how to do custom white balance... i've learned how the settings work with each other... Wow.. all that in 2 weeks ;) lol
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Lighting is a *****, and it's such a key player.
    (did you see what I did there?)

    I don't want to be one of those people who only use available light. I want to learn to control it!
    :gun:

    I am saving up for triggers and another flash, so I can start playing myself. So many ideas...

    So little freakin' time!
     
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    heh - is it a matter of time? or a matter of money?
     
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    Both, but more about time and energy right now.
     

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