The Rubix Cube Series

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  1. Nytmair

    Nytmair TPF Noob!

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    So for my digital photo class i'm taking this semester, our first project is to take pics of an object in various lightings. The thing is we can't edit the pics at all... not even crop. Obviously i used a bit of PS on these to get the right contrast, coloring, etc.


    So here's a question... how do I get a nice white background (mine turned out with a yellowish/redish tint) and with a decent amount of contrast straight from the camera.

    here's the original of the first one with no editing whatsoever, you can obviously tell the difference.

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    Now how can I make it appear closer to my edit, but without editing it. Any help would be appreciated.... :)
     
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    i'm not sure if this will answer your question, but i just took a couple pics of my desk and what i did was i changed the white balance to match my light source at first it was on flourescent then i changed it to tungsten

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    i hope this helps, sry if it doesnt :D
     
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    yeah, thanks, but unfortunely i tried that too, and this was the WB setting that gave it the whitest color. :???: hmmm
     
  4. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Can you set a custom white balance with your camera? Shoot a picture of something that you want to be white, and then set the white balance off of that.

    Cool shots btw.
     
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    yep, i actually just figured out I had that, Matt. haha

    I was playing around with white balance and I never went to one since i wasn't sure what it was, but it pops up with a small box where I can point it at something and set the white balance according to that.

    Before with same WB i used above:
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    After with the custom white balance:
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    Much better! Looks like i'll shoot some more tonight and see how else I can tweak the pics without any post production :)



    that said.... What do you guys think of the 3 i posted up top :)
     
  6. Andrea K

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    sry i couldnt help, cant say i didnt try

    anyway i like the second and third one, but i like the third one the best:thumbup:
     
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    thanks a lot, yeah the last one if my favorite too :)
     

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