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Feb 28, 2007 18:11 as a reply to  @ post 2792512 |  #31

Wonderful thread,well done;)




  
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Feb 28, 2007 20:00 |  #32

hahahahaha omg this post just made my day..... i was always thinking how you guys take those amazing pictures :D .........i have to this this tomorrow, minus the lamps but i'll work with what i have :)


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Feb 28, 2007 20:06 |  #33

How do you set the manual WB in a box? Simply take a shot of the box when empty and the lights on, then use this as the custom WB setting?


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Feb 28, 2007 20:22 |  #34

I picked up 2 lamps from sears for $9.99 a piece. I thought it was a great price for lamps that switch between 250 watts and 500 watts. They're Craftsman too.

I'm in the process of taking pictures now.. I'll post em in a little bit. Thanks to Pepperoni for this great idea.

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Feb 28, 2007 21:06 as a reply to  @ T0DD's post |  #35

I'm not the only one with the box idea.. it's been done before. :D
As for the WB, I shoot in RAW and adjust it in post processing.

Here's a few more. I didn't take my time with these as much and the car was almost too wide for the paper. I didn't fix the toning on the edges.

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Feb 28, 2007 21:11 as a reply to  @ pepperoni's post |  #36

Are those cars from a slot car track?


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Feb 28, 2007 21:16 |  #37

I'm loving it! I will have to try this out on the end of week.




  
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Feb 28, 2007 21:23 |  #38

As for the WB, I shoot in RAW and adjust it in post processing.

I was going to ask about the WB...I just tried it and they came out very yellow w/out the flash. Adjusting it in PP works fine tho.

I need to get a good flash set up, now. :D


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Feb 28, 2007 21:49 as a reply to  @ tomd's post |  #39

Thanks again pepperoni.... I can see this is gonna be a lot of fun. I'm definitely having some white balance issues, I adjusted things a bit because I shot in RAW... but I need to read in my booklet to figure out how to mess with the white balance. I'm a total beginner and I'm trying to learn as much as I can. If anyone wants to type up a quick tutorial on how to adjust white balance on the actual camera, I definitely wouldn't be mad at ya!

I think I need to double up on the backdrop... it looks a little spotty.

Anyone else, if you have any CC... please let me know. I'll take more pictures soon to get more feedback.

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Here's my set up

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Feb 28, 2007 23:23 |  #40

try spot metering the motorcycle. if you use evaluative the paper will come out grayish as to not blow it out.




  
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Feb 28, 2007 23:33 as a reply to  @ blam's post |  #41

Nice going Todd!
I followed the manual when I first got the camera and shot a white piece of paper outside in the sun and made that my custom white balance. I haven't changed it since.

PS. I found a piece of glass...;)

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Feb 28, 2007 23:41 |  #42

pepperoni wrote in post #2794053 (external link)
Nice going Todd!
I followed the manual when I first got the camera and shot a white piece of paper outside in the sun and made that my custom white balance. I haven't changed it since.

PS. I found a piece of glass...;)

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You just raised the bar my friend !! Did you have to do anything to make the edge of the glass disappear? What glass did you use? Something from a picture frame? Dang that looks good.. I'm still trying things out.

I went outside to let my dogs in and noticed the moon was almost full. I had to change the lens and go shoot that. I just can't get enough of photography. I'm like a photography sponge and I am constantly trying to learn more and more.

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Feb 28, 2007 23:50 as a reply to  @ T0DD's post |  #43

I used the clone tool to smear out the edge.
We got like 6" of snow up here and it's still coming down, so I don't think I could even see the moon tonight.


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Feb 28, 2007 23:51 |  #44

tomd wrote in post #2793339 (external link)
Are those cars from a slot car track?

No.. it's metal diecast.


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Feb 28, 2007 23:55 |  #45

pepperoni wrote in post #2794110 (external link)
I used the clone tool to smear out the edge.
We got like 6" of snow up here and it's still coming down, so I don't think I could even see the moon tonight.

I'm in Tacoma and it snowed earlier... but now it's cloudy and I saw the moon poking through. I wish it would snow down here... only because I don't have to go to work anytime soon.

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