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Forum topic by Bill Schonfelder posted 02-04-2015 01:43 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill Schonfelder

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02-04-2015 01:43 PM

Been playing around with the lights and settings on this camera. Someone suggested to change the background backdrop. What do you think about the Black or the other one. I found out that the card stock is yellowish, I bought it from dollar tree. I also learned what a vector logo is. It is very crisp and not pixalated like the pictures when zoomed in or resized. The black has the vector logo. The yellow the pixel logo.
Looking for some feedback.
Thanks

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joey502

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#1 posted 02-04-2015 03:21 PM

I like the black background vs the white. The piece stands out against the black much better.

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#2 posted 02-04-2015 03:32 PM

Your white balance on the camera is incorrect. That’s why it doesn’t look right in the first photo. Most likely your camera has a setting in the menu somewhere that you can change. Auto doesn’t usually work all that well, so you will need to change it to Flash, fluorescent, or tungsten depending on what type of light you are using.

Additionally, it looks like you need more lighting in general as you are getting shadows and the whole picture is a bit too dark. You can force your camera to overexpose a bit in the menu by selecting exposure and move to +1 or +1.5ish.

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#3 posted 02-04-2015 03:45 PM

I have a canon g9. Most of the settings are on manual. I am using a light tent with a flood lights. Its been a challenge to get that right shot. But I will play around with it again after work. Thanks for comments.

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#4 posted 02-04-2015 07:30 PM

I like the lighter more neutral background.

the black just makes too stark a contrast. I know others have used a light dove gray as well.

All need bright but indirect light (the ol studio umbrella reflector/diffusers) There are articles on how to make them simple/cheap that store easily.
Search “photographing your work” by Michael Fortune.

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#5 posted 02-04-2015 07:43 PM

Both are better that what I can do.

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#6 posted 02-04-2015 08:07 PM

I nice article about technique and equipement

http://awfsfair.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Woodworkers-Guide-to-Photography1.pdf

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#7 posted 02-04-2015 08:12 PM

Black for sure. Draws the piece into the foreground and makes it pop!

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Bill Schonfelder

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#8 posted 02-04-2015 09:10 PM


Black for sure. Draws the piece into the foreground and makes it pop!

- Phyregod


That’s what me and the wife think.
Been messing with our logo. Figure this as good as a place as any to share it.

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#9 posted 02-05-2015 02:19 AM

Either one works well Bill

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