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Working with what I've got...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j13jjs, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. j13jjs


    Aug 4, 2008
    Most of these shots were done in some sort of make shift light box put together in my bathroom.

    This was my attempt at making a lightbox around the sink.
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    This one as you can tell from the unfortunate reflection was not in a box but just a single piece of paper against the corner.
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    One of my first shots when I got the SB-600, my first speedlight
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    Wish I had gone with a higher f-number, somewhere around 5 or 6 prob would of been better.
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    I really need to work on avoiding reflections in my shots
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    First time trying to capture fire, wasn't really sure how to do this. Not happy with how it turned out so I just processed the RAW as a HDR.
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    Constructive criticism? Tips?
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  2. GoGo


    Apr 20, 2006
    New York
    You just need to start using more fill cards, silver, white, gold etc. Black cards can help as well.
    And yes a high f number works when you are in close. Even F8 to F11.
  3. You really need to clean that lens :rolleyes: .

    You can't avoid reflections in glass. What you can do is manage them. In this case, I lit the bottle indirectly, by firing my strobe onto a sheets of white foam core board, which in turn illuminated the bottle.

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