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Blog entry by Don Butler posted 10-19-2014 09:49 PM 1044 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My portrait lighting is complete with the fill lamp.

Here’s a shot of the camera room, position of lights not as used.

And here is a photo I took of myself, but I insist it isn’t a “selfie” as such.

I wasn’t holding the camera at arm’s length!

And finally, here’s me in NYC with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

The fill lamp isn’t adjustable for height because, in my practice that’s the fixed height I want.

Thanks for watching!

Don

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 10:11 PM

neat…fun read

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 10:13 PM

Very nice Don, I looks like you got this lighting thing down pretty well. By the way nice “selfie” Is this going to be your new profile pic on Facebook?

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 10:22 PM

Hmmmm

Maybe!

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#4 posted 10-20-2014 02:41 PM

Looks gr8!

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#5 posted 10-20-2014 02:42 PM

Gotta be able to use some of this, in the shop, somehow…......(-:

Thanks for the bit of education. We LJ’s all take pictures, so it may be that I will use this somewhere along the way. Just like you sparked the idea of using CFL’s in a light box, and using CFL’s to light my vacation shop.

Have a good day, 34 degrees and snowing for the time here. For a change, we weren’t the first ones to get snow, however, the lower 48 got its dousing a while back…........

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#6 posted 10-20-2014 03:39 PM

Don,
have you thought of doing a blog on taking pics of projects.
I just posted a new project and now feel the pics don’t do justice to the finished objects.
I use my phone and it does take a good picture,
but I am probably doing lighting/location/backdrop all wrong.
Would be grateful for any hints to improve my technique.
Thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 10-20-2014 04:03 PM

Jinky,

I’d be glad to, but it won’t be right away.
When I get my studio complete I’ll have time for other things.
Right now I’m in the midst of setting up a computer tethered system for my camera. I’ll be able to see what’s in the viewfinder on my computer screen (which will be right near me on the shelf under the fill light) and I will be able to operate all the camera features from the computer screen aor combine it with my radio shutter release.

But I’ll keep you request at the top of my list!

Don

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#8 posted 10-20-2014 04:35 PM

Nice work Don but you better get off the express way before a big truck comes by. :)

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