Oct 29, 2007

Taking proper pics ain't easy

Learning to take proper pics isn't easy. I thought it was, but being forever picky and not wanting to spend eons in a photoshop program, lol, welllll...
First I built one of those cardboard photo boxes. That didn't last because the paper inside kept getting crumpled. I looked at professional light boxes online, but spending more than a $100 bucks wasn't very appealing. So I finally bought one of those large clear frosted tote bins and some posterboard to line the inside, all for $12 bucks. I already have 3 daylight lamps for working. They aren't all the same, but they work. I had to fiddle with the exposure level in the camera. First tried EV-.3 and white balance for indoors. Awful! Everything had a blue tinge and very dark, even with all the lights. Finally worked myself up to a EV+1.0 and white balance on Auto. Much better.


Can't decide whether I like the EV+1.0 or +1.3 which is even brighter....What do you think?

4 comments:

Jane said...

Like the 1.3 best. Can see the details better. Lovely work.

mm said...

wandered in from pc daily site. love your photo solution - so elegantly simple

diLuna said...

I like also 1.3 better. Thanks for the tips, I'm still struggling to get some decent photos.

Diamond Starr said...

I like the 1.3 much better. It seems to show the true colors of the item being photographed. The light and the white make everything look clean.

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