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Re: Help needed from you camera buffs
Reply #15 - Aug 27th, 2014 at 10:27am
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Aug 26th, 2014 at 1:22pm:
Here's the first of that group #1954, color balanced:

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Now that's a huge improvement, what software pulls this magic out of the hat???
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Reply #16 - Aug 27th, 2014 at 12:47pm
 
It's Wizardry!!! Not sure if we are allowed to teach it to Muggles. Grin

Ok.. just found out.. we CAN tell Muggles. It's a few steps in Photoshop. Not any good telling you unless you actually have PS in your computer tho.

If you do, them PM me and I'll try to explain the steps. Thumbs Up
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Reply #17 - Aug 27th, 2014 at 1:08pm
 
Syd, I started out much in the same boat as you. Along with getting a decent background, the next best thing was a decent flash. It seems to me, you can never have enough light for taking pictures and standard incandescent lighting just isn't near enough.I don't know what type of camera you are using but an external flash helped me a lot. Most of the time, I use the diffuser on the flash and shoot it indirectly. I typically angle it up toward the wall or even ceiling. It fills the room with light but without the hot spots.
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Reply #18 - Aug 27th, 2014 at 2:00pm
 

The further down the rabbit hole you go, the more expensive it gets.  Thumbs Up

The plus side of flash is the power output. The downside is not being able to see the setup before shooting to look for shadows and such that you WOULD see with continuous lighting such as incand. or fluor.

Flash really needs to be diffused for it to work properly.. either shooting thru  actual diffusers or bouncing it off walls or ceilings or white boards.

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Reply #19 - Aug 28th, 2014 at 9:12am
 
If you're shooting outdoors try for a bright cloudy day or in bright shade.  That helps diffuse the direct sun.  Like someone said above you can use a white sheet to help cut down the light too.    If you watch professional video/film/photogs they will also use a white board to reflect light to where they need it.   It's surprising how much difference that makes.
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