Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Date: Jun 21, 2008
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Galleries: Water, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008
|This took a LONG time to do. It was much harder than I had anticipated I expected a few hours of work could produce this image... I was wrong, WAY wrong!
Attempt 1: Set up placed in studio with two major problems, I couldn't place the lighting correctly, every time I adjusted it, it was either too dark, too off center, or I got a reflection of the light on the wine glass. In addition, I could not successfully tape the the multicolored backdrop to the carb board box I was using as a support, there would either be too many wrinkles in the paper, the paper was off center, it was sometimes taped crooked, and there was much difficulty in getting the colors to come out right with the white balances that were availiable on my camera.
Attempt 2: After resting for a while, I gave it another shot, this time discovering that wrapping the paper around the edges of the box would give a better result. But I still had the lighting problem.
Attempt 3: After reading some things online, I tried a different approach at lighting the shot. Instead of trying to light the wine glasses from in-front, why not light them by reflecting off the backdrop. Then I figured out that by reflecting the light, parts of the image were either too dark or to bright. So I tried raising the level of the lamp above the wine glasses, and moving them back so the lined up with my ruler marks. Success!
2. Healing brush to clean up the little messy things.
5. Unsharp Mask
7. Nois Reduction program (NeatImage)
Thanks for all the votes!
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