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01/09/2007 07:29:09 PM · #1
I've been toying around with the idea of learning about studio lighting and photography. Please take a look at my first attempt and let me know if I am off in left field. The theme is "old" and these are my wife and my favorite stuffed animals from our childhoods.

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01/09/2007 07:44:09 PM · #2
Cute Idea, I think it turned out great.
01/09/2007 08:12:36 PM · #3
Ha! I was just playing with studio lighting myself with some new equiptment. Some from christmas. Some homemade (see setup image lol).

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Setup is SB600 from above, to the right, and a bit behind with a homemade snoot(I need to spray paint the outside, eh?), tripod for flash and a Nikon SC-28, Nikon D50, 50mm prime, f/8. First image is normal 2nd and 3rd are -2 flash. I intentionally shot against a cluttered background to test how well the snoot directed the light. Me likey!
01/09/2007 08:46:16 PM · #4
wow! those look fantastic for first time attempt! Cool snoot too, I'm going to have to try something like that.
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01/09/2007 08:52:36 PM · #5
Eug, glad to see your snoot. I was playing around with some new lighting as well and my foil snoot wasn't doing the trick. Yours got me thinking a little. THanks!
01/09/2007 08:53:31 PM · #6
Originally posted by Tlemetry:

wow! those look fantastic for first time attempt! Cool snoot too, I'm going to have to try something like that.

Thanks.

Great source for lighting tricks is Strobist. One of the articles is about GoBos (or go betweens AKA barn doors) and snoots.
01/09/2007 08:57:29 PM · #7
Originally posted by mpeters:

Eug, glad to see your snoot. I was playing around with some new lighting as well and my foil snoot wasn't doing the trick. Yours got me thinking a little. THanks!

I actually split the seam and lined it with HVAC foil tape. that's why you can see foil on the outside edge. I resealed the edge with another piece of foil tape.

I hope I haven't hijacked Nathan's thread. I want his sock monkey to get the attention it deserves.
01/10/2007 06:57:23 AM · #8
Thanks everybody! Eug, I like your single light source idea, they came out great. I wanted this picture to be softer than a single light source, but will keep your setup in mind for the future.

And no problem on the hijacking, it is all good. I think I have you beat on home-brew low cost studio, though. To the left I have an old Vivitar 2600 behind a sheet of cotton muslin to diffuse it. On the right a cheap ($30 new, old now) optical slave bouncing off a white towel. Both units are borrowed until I figure out what I want to buy.

So, in the past I've made my white balance as perfect as possible and gotten pinged because it was too cold. I left this one a little bit warm. Does the color balance look natural to you guys?

01/10/2007 07:18:04 AM · #9
This is straight from the camera without post processing?

The sock puppets seem to need a contrast boost?
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