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Re: Mystery light

Post by Matt Quinn » 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
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Post by Duck » Thu May 24, 2018 9:50 pm

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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.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat May 26, 2018 1:27 pm

I especially love the chair and the 'shrooms. (OK)
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat May 26, 2018 2:19 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
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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
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat May 26, 2018 2:39 pm

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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. :|
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat May 26, 2018 3:00 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
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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
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Post by Duck » 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.

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Post by Charles Haacker » Thu May 31, 2018 6:09 pm

Duck wrote:
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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
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:03 am

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
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Post by St3v3M » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:09 am

Isn't it wonderful how 'mistakes' can make an image better? S-
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