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Nov 16, 2014 22:57 |  #1

As I have had little time to play macro this year, I decided to start working on lighting and started to play with non-macro subjects. I was at my local café and thought that the coffee cups might be a good exercise for light.

In the end I used two flashes facing to the front of the setup and one on the background. The front facing ones used mini softboxes and were placed far enough away to create the illusion of a reflection from windows.


I would be interested to see what you think (bad or worse ;) )

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Nov 16, 2014 23:22 |  #2

The setup is below.


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Nov 17, 2014 00:58 |  #3

Like it - looks promising
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Nov 17, 2014 03:42 |  #4

Looks way too complicated and time consuming to me lol. I take my hat off to anyone that does droplet shots so good luck Bas

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Nov 17, 2014 06:04 |  #5

Pretty cool!


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Nov 17, 2014 14:13 |  #6

Great idea Bas and the reflections def look like windows, background turned out well too.


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Nov 17, 2014 15:16 |  #7

Thank you all.

I still see a lot of room for improvement, which is good, I like learning stuff.


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Nov 17, 2014 17:40 |  #8

lovely set bas!


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Nov 18, 2014 03:32 |  #9

Thanks Denis.


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Nov 22, 2014 12:29 |  #10

Looks good. They only comment I can make is that the drops appear to be out of focus. It does not look like motion blur. I suggest you check your focus. Focus where the drops will land or stop down the lens a bit more.


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Nov 22, 2014 13:08 |  #11

Thanks Abpho. I wanted the logo to be in focus, but without a very high ISO the depth of field was always going to be a problem.

For normal splash shots I try to get focus on the splash (but to be fair I tend to miss it even then).

I will revisit when I get time again and take a little more care.


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Nov 22, 2014 14:05 |  #12

Going good bas, looks promising and looking forward for more shots!


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Nov 22, 2014 15:40 |  #13

Thank you Frank.


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Nov 23, 2014 00:59 |  #14

Like it, try a dark background for contrast and hide the overflow from the base of the cup.


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Nov 23, 2014 09:28 |  #15

Thank you Lester, good ideas.

The only noticed the overflow after the session (grrrmmpphhh), but luckily the A2 print should end up with that cropped.


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