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Old Mar 2, 2004, 6:54 PM   #1
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Default Macro Shot ----> Golden watering can!

My Girlfriend likes to collect small decorations :shock: i dont know why, but i love to take macro shot's from them, now that i have my first digital camera :lol:

This object is about 3 cm wide in real life.




BTW! I used white paper to generate that white ground/backround.
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 7:08 PM   #2
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You did a fine job, but the highlights are a touch blown out. It's a problem I've had over and over again with metal and glass and such, but I now know the cure: shine your light through something like a white sheet. This will scatter and soften the light. I understand you can do the same thing with a flash, but I haven't tried it yet. Others on this forum are far more experienced with lighting than I am, so maybe someone will spot your post and give you (and me) some hints.
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well wouldn't doing that make the whole shot darker? or just prevent the highlights from getting blown out..?
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 7:17 PM   #4
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wouldn't doing that make the whole shot darker?
You're supposed to let your camera adjust for the amount of light or do the adjustment yourself. (Bet you just knocked your own self upside the head. )
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 7:25 PM   #5
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actually i did....but not about wat i meant....but about wat i SAID
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i mean won't that just make the exposure just a stop higher?
hmm....how to ask this without it coming out wrong and sounding stupid (again)

will the paper just affect the highlights? being the light is softer?
(that sounds right....)
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Old Mar 3, 2004, 6:29 AM   #6
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Now you've done it! This is an interesting question, a really interesting one, so would you be willing to do a controlled experiment with it? Find a piece of jewelry or a shiny spoon or anything else of the sort, set it up on a neutral background, then photograph it using a tripod and with a single light source shining directly on it. After that, (somehow) hang a bed sheet in front of the light and take the same photo. You might even consider trying a few different materials for scattering the light. What comes to mind are materials such as translucent curtain material, tracing paper, and white Plexiglas. That single light source could, of course, be from a window as long as it's not a day when sun and clouds are playing hide-and-seek with each other.

(Feel free to tell me to go jump in a polluted lake. )
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oh ok

i'll do it!!

and i'll post the results! (where?)
but i can't today....i'm going with my friend to the reservior (yay to take pictures!)
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Old Mar 3, 2004, 9:47 AM   #8
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How about in the "Other" photos forum? It's the only one that isn't specific.

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ok

this will be fun

i'll learn about diffusers now
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Someone gave me the suggestion of putting a rolling paper over the flash. Sounds good to me.

Maybe you could add that to your experiment
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