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Old Jan 9, 2004, 6:42 PM   #1
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Walking through the dining room today the wife's napkin rings grabbed my eye... got out the drebel, tripod, studio flash equip bag... wife thought i was nuts..



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300D with Cannon 50mm 1.8 (on tripod)
Single cheapie studio flash directly behind camera bounced off ceiling
For background I used a piece of printer photo paper :shock:
Also used a gold colored relector to eliminate unwanted reflections in rings

Fun little exercise
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Old Jan 9, 2004, 6:51 PM   #2
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wow!
that is nice, what kind of flash did you have?
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Old Jan 9, 2004, 7:03 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I've got a couple of those SP Studio System flashes that basically just screw into a light bulb socket. Think I paid about $90 a piece. They can be trigger via sync cord or flash. I have a hot-shoe converter on the drebel and use the cord...

Had them for years...
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Old Jan 15, 2004, 9:15 PM   #4
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wait, so how did u get rid of the reflections?

and how did u set up the paper?

that is amazing!
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wow very nice....you didn't delete the background or anything on the pc? ..........how?.........
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Old Jan 16, 2004, 7:54 PM   #6
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Here's kind of a side view of the setup...



1) Flash unit is setup directly behind camera and bounced off ceiling
2) Take picture of just paper with flash and use that to set custom WB
3) Position rings..
4) In M mode set shutter to 1/200
5) Then adjust aperture until exposure is right.

Did a little sharping in post... Did not remove anything from background...

Oh and the here's the reflector I used... it's gold on one side and silver on the other... Very handy...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=42091&is=REG
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wow, thanks a lot! I think I might have to attempt to do something similar...


BTW, where you holding the reflector when you released the shutter? Those things allways look like a pain to use...

Thanks again!
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Old Jan 17, 2004, 12:44 PM   #8
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Actually the reflector was just sitting in the chair so it was actally to the side of the rings... I do however have an adjustable bracket so I can mount the reflector on a light stand.... Reflectors are very handy and are a very useful tool... I use mine mostly for people pictures.

btw... i noticed you posted image is on a the MTU domain... Are you currently a student there? (I was there in the early 80's)
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