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ConnieD Apr 20, 2005 5:13 PM

I found this picture on the internet and I love how the cat has the orange red glow. I would like to know how this was achieved. Was theglow taken with the pictureor added afterwards. Thanks!! It is cat number 21. Connie

photosbyvito Apr 20, 2005 5:23 PM

the glow is the product of strong light, hitting a wood surface...or orange or red surface..


ConnieD Apr 20, 2005 5:30 PM

Wow... I love it... but I think it may be abit above my Photography level. I am a very inexperienced photographer ( If I can even call myself that) We have a very basic homemade studio with halogen lights and umbrellas and that is about it. In more simple there some way I might be able to get a similiar look.... I centainly appreciate your imput.. Thanks for your time.... Connie

VTphotog Apr 20, 2005 11:58 PM

Looking at the EXIF for the photo gives a clue to what is going on. The shutter is listed at one ful second. so I would guess that the light is from a tungsten lamp or fluorescent with similar color temp.

This type of shot can be gotten with very basic lighting, using the tungsten a bit off to the side, and a touch of daylight from a window as fill. Camera white balance should be set for daylight, and exposure spot metered on middle of the ighting range. As with all advice, YMMV. Use this only as a staring place.


ConnieD Apr 21, 2005 7:10 AM

Thank you Brian. With all of this information I am slowing learning. Appreciate your take on this. Connie

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