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6th August 2011, 12:55 AM
Testing my 12-inch DIY softbox again, I decided to test my light modifier on macro shots. My subject is a lifesavers mint candy. The actual size of the candy is about 1-inch in diameter so the magnification of the 50mm lens coupled with the PK-13 extension ring is good. The softbox was positioned on the side and the front edge of the softbox is about 6 inches away from the center of the candy. Here is the result of my experiment. By the way, the shot was focus stacked using 7 images. Thank you very much for viewing.
Nikon D70, 50mm lens on a PK-13 extension ring, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/250 second.
6th August 2011, 01:08 AM
Hi Willie, the focus stacking really brings out the detail and the lighting is providing just the right amount of shadow. Did you mean for the surface to go totally black at the back or is that part of your lighting experiments?
6th August 2011, 01:14 AM
Thanks for viewing, Frank. I'm using a black velvet cloth as my backdrop. The abrupt darkening of the shadow and back areas are the result whenever you place your light source very, very close to your subject. Also, the softbox is tilted so that means the light fall-off will also be affected since the light source is hitting the subject at an oblique angle. Hope this helps on the idea, Frank and yes, it is a part of my lighting experiments.
6th August 2011, 01:32 AM
For once a title is what it is. Nice image.
6th August 2011, 01:35 AM
6th August 2011, 02:45 AM
Nice shot Jiro - what did you use for lighting?
6th August 2011, 02:47 AM
A DIY 12-inch softbox made out of carboards, aluminum foils, duct tapes, and a plastic for diffuser. I used a Nikon SB-24 flash unit that was given to me as a gift by a fellow hobbyist.
Originally Posted by Andrew76
6th August 2011, 06:28 AM
A very nice shot Willie and it shows that your macro work is coming along in leaps and bounds.