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Re: Mystery light

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:00 pm
by Matt Quinn
Duck, As suggested. After breakfast. Don't look too closely, sir. No need for you to worry about competition coming from this direction. Matt

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:50 pm
by Duck
Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Duck, As suggested. After breakfast. Don't look too closely, sir. No need for you to worry about competition coming from this direction. Matt
Maybe not, but you do learn a lot from these exercise.

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:27 pm
by Charles Haacker
I especially love the chair and the 'shrooms. (OK)

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:19 pm
by Matt Quinn
Charles Haacker wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 1:27 pm
I especially love the chair and the 'shrooms. (OK)
Thanks Chuck. Here's another eggshells photo I prefer because of the angle. Does the cloth distract? Matt

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:39 pm
by Charles Haacker
Matt Quinn wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Thanks Chuck. Here's another eggshells photo I prefer because of the angle. Does the cloth distract? Matt
The cloth may distract a little. It's not the texture so much as the wrinkles. I don't think I would even mention it had you not. One thing you might try is a white background, coved so as to be seamless (a sheet of posterboard works). White on white in soft light can be very striking but tricky to expose since your meter will want to underexpose to make the white gray (middle gray). Generally just watch the histogram and expose to the right. :|

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 3:00 pm
by Matt Quinn
Charles Haacker wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Thanks Chuck. Here's another eggshells photo I prefer because of the angle. Does the cloth distract? Matt
The cloth may distract a little. It's not the texture so much as the wrinkles. I don't think I would even mention it had you not. One thing you might try is a white background, coved so as to be seamless (a sheet of posterboard works). White on white in soft light can be very striking but tricky to expose since your meter will want to underexpose to make the white gray (middle gray). Generally just watch the histogram and expose to the right. :|
Thanks Chuck. I may just use that suggestion as motivation to play around in PS. I'll send any half-way decent results your way. Best for the holiday weekend Matt

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:28 pm
by Duck
Here is a good exercise to tackle this weekend, since you're on tabletop work. Joe Edelman put out a great little video about how to see light on a subject... using a egg. Check out the video I linked below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7CcUrUD2g

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:09 pm
by Charles Haacker
Duck wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 4:28 pm
Here is a good exercise to tackle this weekend, since you're on tabletop work. Joe Edelman put out a great little video about how to see light on a subject... using a egg. Check out the video I linked below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7CcUrUD2g
I remember this terrific video. Last October we discussed the egg assignment I had back in school: viewtopic.php?f=89&t=3082&p=21229&hilit=egg#p21229

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:03 am
by Matt Quinn
Chuck, Went back to that egg exercise you mentioned. I'll have to do that. The bent poster board is just what I need to eliminate a horizon. Thanks. Matt

Re: Mystery light

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:09 am
by St3v3M
Isn't it wonderful how 'mistakes' can make an image better? S-