Unsure how to shoot this subject.

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  1. Phatboy

    Phatboy TPF Noob!

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    I recieved this foggy bowl deal from my family for Christmas this year, and although it dosnt fit in with anything in my home I like it for its coloring and shape.

    I cannot find a nice way to shoot this lamp with any type of background because it is a light source, and it changes color every 3 seconds. This is the best shot I could come up with. Camera was on auto settings. I dont know enough yet to start messing with the settings. What should I change or where should I start with this subject.

    Any Ideas to make it a better shot. Btw all my shots are hand held. No tripod yet.:(

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    Maybe you can do a bit more with the reflection beneath, give it some more room there and try getting a symmetric image of it
     
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    I'd try using a mirror in various positions. Under the bowl and behind the bowl. Or, even a piece of clear glass. I think Silent Thunders idea of reflections is an excellent one.
    Since you don't have a tripod you might find it helpful to set your camera on a firm object.
     
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    You have a lot of noise here. Try Ninja.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There's your answer.

    Here's a hint...it doesn't have to be a tripod, the important thing is that you are not touching the camera when you snap the photo. Put the camera on a bean bag or what ever and use the self timer.
     

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