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Old Dec 16, 2008, 3:37 PM   #1
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Hey all,
I wasn't very succesful with the in-camera flash so far and tried to throw together a simple bouncer/diffusor. Here are some test shots, taken with Pentax DL2 and a Vivitar 24mm lens. ISO 200, 1/160s mostly and apertures around f/4...f/5.6. I was quite close to the objects (like 30-50cm) in most cases.

What do you think of the lighting itself? The objects were illuminated mainly by the in-camera flash, plus some normal indoor light (just the usual lamp etc.)

I was astonished, what a difference that simple construction made...

Images 1-3 here: (sorry, #1 was way too cute to not post in the approriate section) http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...amp;forum_id=6

#3 is somewhat special - no additional lights here, just the in-camera flash illuminating a 16qm room with my cat sitting about 1m away from me.

#4 white orchids, you can see my reflection in the window behind

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Old Dec 16, 2008, 3:38 PM   #2
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#5 orchids in pink
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 3:39 PM   #3
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#6 portrait
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 3:40 PM   #4
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#7 christmas pyramid detail
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 3:41 PM   #5
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#8 a wider view of the christmas pyramid with a candle
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 3:45 PM   #6
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#9 - a toy
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 8:30 PM   #7
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Love all your shots.
The white balance on your indoor shots may be a bit off but then again the warmer look does look good. It really comes down to a matter of personal taste but the shots are very well captured.
You got something there with your set-up.
Nice indeed.
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Old Dec 19, 2008, 6:10 PM   #8
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I saw your photo a bit differently.

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The edit has some significant showing of some blending and blurring of the top petal. It looks out of place in comparison with the rest of the flower.
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Yes, Viz-

I agree. You have good eyes!

Happy Holidays!

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