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    Sunday Shoot

    Tonight, I thought I would see what I could do with the tripod and one light source, a little swivel lamp that can be angled to bounce light off the ceiling. These are the best of my results; comments welcome.

    I think for this kind of shot, I really need a second light source, but right now I don't have two of the same kind and I have come to be wary of mixing different kinds of light.
    Other than that, I learned that water spots can really mar an image. Sunday Shoot

    I should have taken notes on this one, because I no longer remember how I lost the hot spots on the pestle (bouncing, maybe?)
    Sunday Shoot

    This one started with an ugly shadow on the inside of the deeper bowl, which I solved by tipping the bowl towards the light. Won't always have that option, I know.
    Sunday Shoot

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    Re: Sunday Shoot

    Janis, a simple way to bring back detail on the shadow side would be to use a white reflector. Angle it in such a way that the reflected light hits the shadow area and you're good to go.

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    Re: Sunday Shoot

    A reflector. Of course. Which raises the question of how to improvise one that can be angled. Any ingenious low-budget solutions? Visuals appreciated.

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    Re: Sunday Shoot

    Foam core material from an art supply store. Cost here in US is about $3.00. I usually hold it in my right hand then I press the shutter button using my left hand finger.

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    Re: Sunday Shoot

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Foam core material from an art supply store. Cost here in US is about $3.00. I usually hold it in my right hand then I press the shutter button using my left hand finger.
    Gulp. I'm very clumsy with my left hand. How large a piece of foam core should I have? And is there anything else I might find in an art supply store that you think would be useful for photography generally? I already have black cartolina on the list. Thanks, Jiro!

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    Re: Sunday Shoot

    Quote Originally Posted by purplehaze View Post
    Gulp. I'm very clumsy with my left hand. How large a piece of foam core should I have? And is there anything else I might find in an art supply store that you think would be useful for photography generally? I already have black cartolina on the list. Thanks, Jiro!
    A white cartolina would be fine. Estimate the floor area covered by your subject. If the figurines can fit on a one-sqaure foot space then use a two-square foot reflector. The foam core is the same size as the cartolina so you can either use it in whole or divide it into 2 parts. Anything that is white and can be handheld can be used as a reflector. Usually I estimate the size of the reflector depending on the area of the shadows that I want to illuminate.
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    Re: Sunday Shoot

    I hinge tape a couple of thin lathing strips (or a cut up yardstick) to the backs of my reflector cards so I can not rely on my left hand to be less clumsy. I find I can set them up most anywhere...and if not, I hang them from something...carry about two bull clips and a hank of twine.

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    Re: Sunday Shoot

    Good suggestion, Chris.

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    Thanks to you both. I guess I should have salvaged the lathing that came out of the dining room ceiling last week!

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