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Oct 17, 2017 01:23 |  #5656

You need to add black around the frame to give shape to the clear case. Basically, the only white should be what is visible in the frame. Shoot the gridded strip boxes through angled diffusion panels for a smoother side highlight. A large white scrim (vellum works well) in the front will finish off the clean reflection.

Edit: bear in mind this will be easier to do in a larger space. separate the background from the subject and light them separately.


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Oct 17, 2017 01:27 |  #5657

i agree. here's my second attempt.


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Oct 17, 2017 01:40 |  #5658

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Thanks to my 'lil light meter. It's perfect the first time, the very first shot.

cc will be highly appreciated. especially the product shooting master Gene.

The first test was without the front lighting on and I thought it's better. On the second try i fired the front lighting with the same output(F9), i got a bit hazy result. it's still good but hazy.
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Here are my thoughts Vinz, for what it's worth. I would straighten out the verticals and as you mention, with the front lighting reducing contrast, I might bump up the black point up a little using a levels adjustment layer.

Could you see the clear plastic cases without the front light? How much darker was the faces of the makeup without the front light? I think shooting on an all white 'stage' is the most difficult to light. I'd say your meter worked well for you.

Here's a quick straighten and black level adjustment for comparison. Thanks for the BTS shot too.

Ah, I hadn't seen your 2nd shot before I posted. I agree that using black at the sides and above will bring out the clear plastic cases better too.


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Oct 17, 2017 02:07 |  #5659

Thanks Gene. All your points are noted.


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Oct 17, 2017 02:11 |  #5660

Who tried SMB in the Philippines?


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Oct 17, 2017 02:46 |  #5661

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Who tried SMB in the Philippines?

Well everyday is a school day, for my whole life I have thought San Miguel is a Spanish beer. I’m partial to one myself, never realised it was from the Philippines


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I've certainly enjoyed my share of San Miguel while in port at Subic Bay, Pi in 1966.


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Oct 17, 2017 03:00 |  #5663

guys try to use "butter paper" in between light and object you shooting and your overall look of final product will increase
also consider using not direct but reflected light


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Oct 17, 2017 03:17 |  #5664

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Well everyday is a school day, for my whole life I have thought San Miguel is a Spanish beer. I’m partial to one myself, never realised it was from the Philippines

If I'm not mistaken the beer is spanish, but it is produced in the philipines. I think this comes from the time spanish intruders went to the philipines.

But I can't stand San Miguel. Have you guys ever tried Cruzcampo? Thats the real beer


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Oct 17, 2017 03:30 |  #5665

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If I'm not mistaken the beer is spanish, but it is produced in the philipines. I think this comes from the time spanish intruders went to the philipines.

But I can't stand San Miguel. Have you guys ever tried Cruzcampo? Thats the real beer

I had a google there and it looks like it was started by some Spanish guys but the brewery was opened in Manila , years later they expanded into Spain where it is now also brewed.


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Oct 17, 2017 04:32 |  #5666

Again to remind,one of my buds asked why so few waterfalls from our Iceland trip.
May answer, waterfalls=meh. We have so many around here.
But my best friend, and personal physician bought my a99ii and he likes waterfalls.
Not the kind you can drive too, 2 min walk and set up a tripod.
This is Compression Falls, also known as Twisted Falls (doesn't look twisted to me).
It is a 45 minute bushwhack through thick laurel to get to the river then rocking until
you see the falls.
The falls are cranking, meaning they are blowing off a lot of mist, enough that your lens will
be covered in just moments.
We started the hike a bit too late, 0730, trying to get to the falls before the Sun ruins them.
But I think light wise we got there early enough.
The hike out is seriously steep, the same if not steeper 30-40 degree way out following a power line cut out.
This set of falls is beautiful, unspoiled for the obvious reason :)

I've also linked to the video, and my first serious crash with the DJI Spark (cut out of the vid), just glad I veered it away from water!
So this is what I did this weekend.
And again thankfully (38F as I type), cold enough the snakes are underground :)

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Oct 17, 2017 04:45 |  #5667

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Again to remind,one of my buds asked why so few waterfalls from our Iceland trip.
May answer, waterfalls=meh. We have so many around here.
But my best friend, and personal physician bought my a99ii and he likes waterfalls.
Not the kind you can drive too, 2 min walk and set up a tripod.
This is Compression Falls, also known as Twisted Falls (doesn't look twisted to me).
It is a 45 minute bushwhack through thick laurel to get to the river then rocking until
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The falls are cranking, meaning they are blowing off a lot of mist, enough that your lens will
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We started the hike a bit too late, 0730, trying to get to the falls before the Sun ruins them.
But I think light wise we got there early enough.
The hike out is seriously steep, the same if not steeper 30-40 degree way out following a power line cut out.
This set of falls is beautiful, unspoiled for the obvious reason :)

I've also linked to the video, and my first serious crash with the DJI Spark (cut out of the vid), just glad I veered it away from water!
So this is what I did this weekend.
And again thankfully (38F as I type), cold enough the snakes are underground :)

https://www.flickr.com …931/in/datepost​ed-public/ (external link)

https://youtu.be/y1CyL​7yupuc (external link)

The video really allows the viewer to see the sense of scale of the waterfall. There’s a great angle at about 1:05 on the video that would make a real nice photo if just rotated left slightly, with the orange in the sky in the distance. Nice work


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The video really allows the viewer to see the sense of scale of the waterfall. There’s a great angle at about 1:05 on the video that would make a real nice photo if just rotated left slightly, with the orange in the sky in the distance. Nice work

Eddie thanks. Seriously thanks. I'm seriously old! and this hike in and out is serious.
We do plan on returning for a swim. The best shot of these falls is from the other side of the river....and that means a swim. The other side is approachable
but only with rope and serious climbing skills . We'll hike down with backpacks and spend the night, shoot in the morning before the Sun...then the hard part=hiking out, next
summer.
Like I said we have way many waterfalls...but how much to risk a broken leg and a 4-6 hour rescue :) Plus I'm old ha!


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Oct 17, 2017 05:45 |  #5669

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Eddie thanks. Seriously thanks. I'm seriously old! and this hike in and out is serious.
We do plan on returning for a swim. The best shot of these falls is from the other side of the river....and that means a swim. The other side is approachable
but only with rope and serious climbing skills . We'll hike down with backpacks and spend the night, shoot in the morning before the Sun...then the hard part=hiking out, next
summer.
Like I said we have way many waterfalls...but how much to risk a broken leg and a 4-6 hour rescue :) Plus I'm old ha!

Now that my wife and I may be losing our healthcare plan for 2018, I’ll definitely be sticking with those meh 2-minute walk easy-shooting waterfalls! That one is a real beauty though. Amazing part of the world you live in. :)


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Oct 17, 2017 05:48 |  #5670

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18474582 (external link)
Eddie thanks. Seriously thanks. I'm seriously old! and this hike in and out is serious.
We do plan on returning for a swim. The best shot of these falls is from the other side of the river....and that means a swim. The other side is approachable
but only with rope and serious climbing skills . We'll hike down with backpacks and spend the night, shoot in the morning before the Sun...then the hard part=hiking out, next
summer.
Like I said we have way many waterfalls...but how much to risk a broken leg and a 4-6 hour rescue :) Plus I'm old ha!

Well worth the effort imo. Not sure if you already have something you use but I use ortlieb dry bag liners (just in case you need something to put the camera gear in when crossing the river). Our military use them too and they are great quality at reasonable prices. Totally waterproof when sealed properly


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