In A Dark Place We Find Ourselves

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  1. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    and a little more knowledge lights our way.

    A continuation of the learning process for a future project. In this one the key was still a gridded light with barn doors on camera left. A kicker with snoot on camera left and high. The fill was a reflective umbrella, camera right at about halfway between axis and 90 degree. The key was brought in a little closer this time and closed down more to create a little softer light on the face.

    Between the camera and approximately 3 ft in front of the subject I hung a clear acrylic sheet that I then sprayed with water. Focus was on the subject which basically eliminated the water drops, but the hope was that enough reflected light would create a white line effect on the water drops to make them reappear as foreign objects floating in the air.

    What I learned: My idea will work, as enough light is reflected to create the white line effect on the water drops. Next time I will add a little glycerin to the water, as the bigger drops seem to work better.

    Anyhow C&C and suggestions for improvement are always appreciated, as I feel like I'm really reaching out of my comfort level of experience.

    [​IMG]Dark Side04092018_661-Edit.jpg by William Raber, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Dark Side04092018_658-Edit.jpg by William Raber, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Dark Side04092018_656-Edit.jpg by William Raber, on Flickr


     
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    DGMPhotography Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That pupper looks so regal! And cool technique. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thank you.Ultimately will pull the pieces together for a shot with granddaughter but practice with Sadie is less stressed. LOL
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice! I'd say you nailed it with the last one.
     
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    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thank you, I think that's my favorite as well. Still need to work on the drops, but it's getting there.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sadie is one patient dog! Hope she got a treat for being such an awesome model. :lol:
     
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    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    She's a whole lot more patient then the wife. Lot less backtalk and complaining also:allteeth:
     
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    zulu42 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Classic. I really feel like she is getting into character!
     
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    OldManJim No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    They say that if you lock your wife and your dog in your car trunk for an hour, when you open it, you'll see who loves you best. (I'm too chicken to try this.)
     
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    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I'm betting on the dog at my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
     
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    Fujidave They Call me the wanderer Supporting Member

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    Last one for me too, all are good but last shot is a lot better and a very good project to do as well.
     
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    Seems like the dog was waiting to get picture perfect shot!
    3rd one is really stunning.
     
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