A simple egg


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Studio portrait using two flashes indirectly and velvet background. KS-2 with Pentax-M 50mm f4, @ 1/160, f16, ISO 100
11/03/2017 - 21:40go4IT
CategoryStill Life
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Shutter Speed1/160
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ISO100
Focal Length50mm
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davidstorm

Link Posted 12/03/2017 - 20:12
It works for me, good lighting and a nice dark background isolate the subject brilliantly. The only slight negative for me is the reflection on the eggcup base, but this is something very hard to control.

Regards
David
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Last Edited by davidstorm on 12/03/2017 - 20:13

go4IT

Link Posted 12/03/2017 - 21:07
davidstorm wrote:
It works for me, good lighting and a nice dark background isolate the subject brilliantly. The only slight negative for me is the reflection on the eggcup base, but this is something very hard to control.

Regards
David

You're right about the reflection --- and it's being hard to control. You will perhaps notice the large linear white object on the right -- which is the image of the white reflector I used to bring some of the flash onto the front of the subject; if I had a VERY large piece of same all around the camera, I could have blocked the reflection of the window behind me. Or if I had a large black cloth behind me...etc etc etc.
Your comment has motivated me to do this shot over again sometime with the goal of eliminating most of the reflections on the surface of that very very shiny eggcup. Meanwhile, I am going looking online to see how others have managed that trick.

This opportunity to learn from other photographers is a major reason why I as attracted to Pentax User.

All the best,
Go4IT

pauljay

Link Posted 15/03/2017 - 07:44
Personally, I rather like that a sector of your environment is displayed!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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go4IT

Link Posted 15/03/2017 - 13:26
I hear you Paul: this is an issue of taste, and some truly great photos have involved "distracting" reflections. But in this case, my number one subject was to be the shape and colour of the egg, and I had hoped to keep the white and black "pure" and without "content". So on my terms, in this particular situation, I fell short of my goal.
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