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Old Oct 8, 2011, 2:16 PM   #1
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I haven't posted much lately (here or anywhere else) due to lack of free time, but I do check some forums on a regular basis and this is one of them.

Here are a couple of shots that may fit this challenge...

The first as an origami swan made by my son a few years ago and the second is a porcelain figurine from my wife's collection.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 6:20 PM   #2
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Nice job, Tullio. How does the white of the background wall and shelf(?) compare to the Oragami and figurine. Is it darker than the subjects as shown in the images or is it closer to the same degree of white? What I'm trying to determine is whether the camera settings caused the background to appear darker or was the background actually darker.

Did you use any exposure compensation? I see that the neck of the origami bird is a bit washed out a bit the the rest is darker. This could be because of the distance and angle to the flash.

Maybe I am getting to technical here but I am trying to get people to think about the problems presented by high-key shots.

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Old Oct 8, 2011, 8:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, calr. On both shots the background was about the same white color (the origami in particular since they were both paper). Obviously the figurine being porcelain created a bit of a problem with light reflection, so I had to find the right angle to minimize reflection and shadows caused by the flash. I did use some fill light in Picasa to bland the background a bit. I used no exposure compensation on the origami shot but I had to reduce the exposure by -0.6 on the figurine shot to compensate for the reflection.
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Especially like the oragami shot.
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Thanks, Walter.
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