Seashells - lighting practice

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Bend The Light, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Bend The Light

    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    Messages:
    2,591
    Likes Received:
    375
    Location:
    Barnsley, Oop-Nooerth, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I decided to play with my flash lights again - this time I used my daughter's seashell collection as subjects. i wanted the shiny shells and the spiny shells to practice diffusing hotspots and reflections. Do you think I was successful?

    I also wanted to practice using a "batch" technique for PP, so all were processed in Adobe camera RAW using the same settings and no PP done in Photoshop - just JPeggified and reduced in size for Flickr.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I have others, but didn't want to overdo it here...
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I like the word "JPeggified" :biggrin: !!!
    And yes, I like what you did here, though they're all a little red from the lighting - or is it the wood of the table? There is a bit of (bluer) window light coming in from the righthand top corner... would that have become too blue if you had tweaked WB a little?
    I like your arrangements.
    And I must say: your daughter has a very neat sea shell collection!!!
     
  3. Bend The Light

    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    Messages:
    2,591
    Likes Received:
    375
    Location:
    Barnsley, Oop-Nooerth, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Jpeggified is a contraction of "Jaypeggificated" and is much more commonly used, if only to save time in typing! :lol:

    Lighting:
    1. Large old flash to camera right, diffused with printer paper (about 3ft away).
    2. Small, very underpowered flash on the table, subject left (about 3in from subject).
    3. On-board flash diffused with two-ply toilet paper :)D) offering very little light to the scene, but needed to trigger the two OCF's as they cannot be connected to the camera by cables and I only have optical triggers.
    4. Ceiling light - energy saving bulb (might be the source of the blue - they're like mini flourescent tubes).
    5. kitchen light way behing camera (another flourescent)

    No real window light - it was dark, and no streetlamps out back.

    To tweak white balance - would that be the dropper tool? Or is there another way - I can't see how to do it if there's no (supposed to be) white in the image :confused:

    BTW - I'm colour blind, so just "seeing it" is not really an option! :(

    Oh, by the way - cheers for the positive comments - avoiding hotspots and so on was my primary aim. :D
     

Share This Page