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Old Feb 26, 2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Gosh, maybe just a tad, a very slight tad darker... but how can say that when these pictures are outstanding... Holy cats, these look so good!

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Gosh, maybe just a tad, a very slight tad darker... but how can say that when these pictures are outstanding... Holy cats, these look so good!

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Probably a loss from translating to the WEB. They are darker on a monitor. While I sometimes forget to do this step, Photoshop and some other programs allow the user to see how an image looks on the WEB.

I like these shots as well...

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Ah, that's good to know... I will keep that in mind when I get my camera. Thanks Dave.

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hi tronds can you tell me the lighting and backround you used for these ..... wash it just the standard flash fired straight at the subject as i see the slight shadows?
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hi tronds can you tell me the lighting and backround you used for these ..... wash it just the standard flash fired straight at the subject as i see the slight shadows?
Nope, No flash.
Just two LED lamps from Ikea. I think they are 1W each.
On the roses I used one just to the left of the lens. On the other flower I used both. one behind an to the right of the flower, one to the left behind the camera at a distance 4 times the other lamp.
Tripod and remote is a must.
The light is a bit hard, but I am going to buy some lights and softboxes to make this even better.
Background is black clothing. I tried to not get the light onto the background.
This was just trial pictures to show that the D40x takes good pictures. I am trying to sell that camera. I have a D60 and is buying a D200 to replace the D40x.

If you think the pictures need to be a bit darker, check your monitor. On my monitor they are just right.
You can use this page to check if you don't have any test-page.
http://www.foto.no/cgi-bin/bilder/calibratescreen.cgi

You should see all levels of white and black.
BTW. www.foto.no is a great norwegian photo site. Many great photos by the members at http://www.foto.no/cgi-bin/bildegall...s_oversikt.cgi
neste=next. You get the picture. ;-)
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thanks for the info maybe i might get some led lamps.
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Thanks for the kind info about the lighting and all! Again, these are great pictures. Looking forward seeing more.

You mentioned using a "black" cloth. THis is an idea that I have and want to pursue, I would like to have a clothes with me that I can use when needed... Black, a dark smokey grey, a basic gray and then a very light blue grey... These are just my ideas, sometimes "black" can be too black, like being in space... there are occasions where I would mind having a dark grey, but pure black... Anyway, I impressed that you employed a background for your pictures. It is always fun to learn from others, to know what they do for lighting, etc. and sometimes to exchange information.

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Thanks for the kind info about the lighting and all! Again, these are great pictures. Looking forward seeing more.

You mentioned using a "black" cloth. THis is an idea that I have and want to pursue, I would like to have a clothes with me that I can use when needed... Black, a dark smokey grey, a basic gray and then a very light blue grey... These are just my ideas, sometimes "black" can be too black, like being in space... there are occasions where I would mind having a dark grey, but pure black... Anyway, I impressed that you employed a background for your pictures. It is always fun to learn from others, to know what they do for lighting, etc. and sometimes to exchange information.

Thanks and take care.

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To get a gray background, just use a white one and make sure the light doesn't hit the background, and you have a gray background.

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