For Sherry- Set Up

by Camellia Staab April. 22, 2020 329 views

The pod was taken on the above table. The key to making the background dark is having a low ISO and a high numbered f/stop and then having some form of light either flashlights or speed lights to illuminate the object. This room is quite bright and if you look at the reflection you can see that there are windows behind me as well and yet the pod's background is pretty dark. Although, so much light is nice sometimes it is an obstruction especially if shooting glass because it picks up all the reflection from the surrounding are.That's when I go into the hallway.

My strawberry shots and dice roll were taken in this hallway. The two cheap flashes on either side captured the so called "high speed" capture of the dice and the water droplets of the strawberry.

I do have some foam boards that I play around with at times, but for me fiddling with the f/stop and the ISO is easier than trying to manage the foam boards. Hope this helps, if not ask away......time is what I got tons of these days 😁

P.S. Those dandelions are my next models.

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John D 10 months, 1 week ago

Thank you SO much for sharing. I think that there is too little technique-sharing in the photography world. Thanks.

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Camellia Staab Replied to John D 10 months, 1 week ago

Thank you John. I am definitely not an expert and definitely not a pro but I do like to experiment and learn.

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Jay Boggess 10 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for showing us some of your "trix of the trade"........

You make some very creative images, skillfuly composed & exposed!

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  Thanks!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Jay smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months ago

Love & Blessings!
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Vivienne Albiston 10 months, 1 week ago

good ideas, I have a cardboard box lined with black paper which you can light with those tiny bendy lights...such fun.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Vivienne Albiston 10 months, 1 week ago

You know the saying Vivienne..."if we have to entertain ourselves, we will find a way". Oh wait, there is no such saying I just made it up smile

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Jasmine Olsen 10 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for your “behind the scene” view of your tools and set up. Your photos are exceptionally nice! Your passion definitely comes through each and every photo! Thank you! 🥰

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jasmine Olsen 10 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Jasmine you are too kind, but when society gives you Covid/quarantine, you have to find ways to keep entertained smile

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