Digital camera pictures of close ups too bright? Try using this free easy white card trick with any white piece of paper you have in the house.
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In this proof of concept I hypothesized that much like an orange gel adds orange to your foreground ie. adds blue to your background – red could add green to your background when using a custom white balance. Including lighting diagrams and details about the gels used – this is a great example of using gels creatively can achieve extraordinary possibilities. Take a look, you might learn somethign about how to creatively use those Rosco Gels in a new way!
Finding a great outdoor location can be a challenge – between picking a location convenient for all members of the team shooting and having a back up plan if Mother Nature’s elements don’t cooperate.
I’m sharing three of my best ways to find and scout excellent, and mostly legal, photography shoot locations. Some of them don’t even require you to leave your computer!
Lighting an egg is not the ultimate test, but a good exercise in lighting. When photographing an egg you want to eliminate as much shadow as possible but give the egg definition so it doesn’t get washed out in the white.
Lighting a white egg on a white background is a fun Strobist exercise and here I documented my attempt. Five slightly tweaked lighting setups with photos of the setup and produced image. You should give it a try and share your attempt!
This video entry shows you just how quick and easy it is to setup the background stand I purchased from Amvona.com. Only 5 minutes to put it together and get the 10′ x 20′ muslin on and ready to shoot! A great value purchase that is easy to setup and travel with.
I’ll walk you through a still-life, flower photo shoot I did. Including reflecting the subject on glass and a mirror, and achieving a solid background with items I had lying around my place.
It’s easy to use the ambient light in the room to light a photograph well. It’s all about reflecting and redirecting the light!