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Old Mar 2, 2008, 12:05 AM   #1
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I checked my EXIF data on previous Cafe Foam and found errors. Using the same pot of coffee as last nite I tried again.
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Old Mar 2, 2008, 12:12 AM   #3
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Outstanding! Those are beautiful and sharp. What did you do wrong the first time?

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I was switching back and forth between using built-in flash and without and using aperure of f13.6 and shutter speed of 1/1000. Without the flash I quickly moved my aperture for a faster shutter speed. I didnt use smallest aperture because the bubbles were moving too much. This time I made my aperture size the priority consideration. This is such an easy setup. A glass with a light behind it and some coffee to pour in it. The foam that is created breaks up quickly until there is a shooting window for optimum colors and shapes. I just love the colours and shapes I got. Its easy to repeat and pretty consistent. I recommend this for anyone who wants to try something a little different. The pics are full frame without any cropping.
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I was switching back and forth between using built-in flash and without and using aperure of f13.6 and shutter speed of 1/1000. Without the flash I quickly moved my aperture for a faster shutter speed. I didnt use smallest aperture because the bubbles were moving too much. This time I made my aperture size the priority consideration. This is such an easy setup. A glass with a light behind it and some coffee to pour in it. The foam that is created breaks up quickly until there is a shooting window for optimum colors and shapes. I just love the colours and shapes I got. Its easy to repeat and pretty consistent. I recommend this for anyone who wants to try something a little different. The pics are full frame without any cropping.
The idea is really nice and the results look impressive. My problem is - my coffee doesn't look like this. I can't look through a glass with coffee because it's all black :roll:.

Maybe I could try to reproduce this with tea, which has about that color.
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Old Mar 2, 2008, 11:52 AM   #6
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With a lite behind the glass you are looking throught the top of the coffee edge at about 45 degrees. So the coffee is light at the top and gets darker as it gets deeper. If your coffee is still too dark just use less coffee and more water until you get the color you want.
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With a lite behind the glass you are looking throught the top of the coffee edge at about 45 degrees. So the coffee is light at the top and gets darker as it gets deeper. If your coffee is still too dark just use less coffee and more water until you get the color you want.
Yes... but who really wants to drink that stuff with that much water in it? :?Not me - that's for sure!
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Yes... but who really wants to drink that stuff with that much water in it?
In this case, the coffee is not for drinking. It is a photographic prop. I think you could sacrifice one cup of coffee for the cause??

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Fantastic photos.
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