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You know what might help? I use one of these for challenging lighting situations:

http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=141

You shoot one frame of the color balancing card in the exact position you are lighting your scene. Then in Lightroom you use that frame to create a lighting profile --- or you can just use it to color balance with the eyedropper tool. It takes some of the mystery out of getting a "neutral" image by making what you see in Lightroom exactly reflect what your camera's sensor saw.

Above images are good, I think your lighting has improved, but overall are too dark. I'm pretty sure if you looked at the histogram of them in LR they would be humped very much to the left side with nothing hitting near white on the right.

 

Yeah, i've looked at things like THIS already. The main issue was that i shouldn't have used a black backdrop. Right now my photography budgets pretty tapped. I have my 35mm on the way to me right now. I need to buy a lens hood and clear filter for my 35mm (52mm thread) and a lens hood and maybe macro filter set for my 14-45 & 40-150 (both 58mm thread). I can't afford to buy any more accessories after that. =\

 

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I see nothing at all wrong with that ram, what are you a ram ripper or something??? think you have something against ram it is the only thing I have ever seen you complain about???

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LMAO. That's cuz i already put it back together before i even mentioned it in here :p. It wasn't worth taking a pic of because the screw wasn't stripped this time.

I had it fixed within like 60 seconds of opening the package. I just unscrewed it, slid the front plate back in and screwed it back in. That's why its not that big of a deal. Last time the screw was completely stripped also.

 

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I think she should have used the white background!!!

 

I definitely should've used a white backdrop. I didn't realize it til i was editing in Lightroom though. I'll figure it out eventually :D

 

That Magnifying Glass/Visor/Headlight thing made it almost impossible to darken out the backdrop and still get a pic of it. It's not really an important enough pic for me to redo my whole backdrop since my chassis is sitting on the other side of it =P

    
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Forget the filter thing. Shoot one frame of a white piece of paper before you shoot anything else. Use the eyedropper on the paper... voila. Better results than the filter.

Lots of photogs carry a white towel in their bag for this purpose as you can just toss it into a scene and pull it out and have an instant white balance point when you process.
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This is a pic from the last kit. It CAME LIKE THIS.

 

Besides it coming like that, the screw was also stripped.

 

The kit that arrived today had a dimm that was split in half like that, but the top heatspreader was still attached and there were no stripped screws. But i could see the memory chips just like in that pic

    
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Forget the filter thing. Shoot one frame of a white piece of paper before you shoot anything else. Use the eyedropper on the paper... voila. Better results than the filter.

Lots of photogs carry a white towel in their bag for this purpose as you can just toss it into a scene and pull it out and have an instant white balance point when you process.

 

I need a filter to protect the lens of my 35mm since Olympus doesn't make a hood for it. I want a clear filter for it. Not for the white balance

 

Like i said, i'll learn as i go along. I have no intention of purchasing a filter for white balance. I just said i was checking em out before i ordered my 35mm lens

 

Edit: i don't know how to take a shot of a piece of paper and use it as white balance for a different shot. How do i do that in Lightroom?

    
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I freaking love black PCBs on ram. You may never see it, but dang... when you do..so purty.
post #716 of 3109
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Yeah that is a sek-see PCB. I also love that it's Sammy Memory.

 

I'm thinking of grabbing a 3rd party collapsible rubber hood for my 35mm lens but i'm gonna grab the filter first and see if i need it. I definitely need a hood for my other 2 lenses tho

 

I'll start realizing which backdrop setups best to use for each shot. I'd love to know how to apply the eyedropper from one pic to another in Lightroom tho =)

    
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I need a filter to protect the lens of my 35mm since Olympus doesn't make a hood for it. I want a clear filter for it. Not for the white balance

Cool then you just want a clear protective filter. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/438304-REG/Tiffen_W77DIGULTCLR_77mm_Digital_Ultra_Clear.html Tiffen is a good brand but I'm sure that is too big, just the first one that came up on the google.

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Edit: i don't know how to take a shot of a piece of paper and use it as white balance for a different shot. How do i do that in Lightroom?

Hit D to go into develop mode.

Go to the frame with the white piece of paper in it and switch to Eyedropper tool.

Grab the white balance by clicking on the paper.

Hit CTRL A to select all images in the import.

Click Sync in lower right corner -- check only the White Balance box and sync to all images in the import.
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NICE!!! That's a great tip brotha. Thanks again. I'm definitely gonna do that.

 

And yeah, a Tiffen Clear Protection Filter is exactly what i was planning on getting. The past week i've spent a ton of time on BHP. Tiffen makes a 52mm thread one that i can use on the 35mm lens =)

    
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This is a pic from the last kit. It CAME LIKE THIS.
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Besides it coming like that, the screw was also stripped.

The kit that arrived today had a dimm that was split in half like that, but the top heatspreader was still attached and there were no stripped screws. But i could see the memory chips just like in that pic

Ok I believe you now and you may not be a Ram Terrorist... Rule of thumb I always use when deciding what back ground for white and light colored Items I use black but for dark colored items I always use white. i bet this not the right way but but I do and try to remember..
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NICE!!! That's a great tip brotha. Thanks again. I'm definitely gonna do that.

And yeah, a Tiffen Clear Protection Filter is exactly what i was planning on getting. The past week i've spent a ton of time on BHP. Tiffen makes a 52mm thread one that i can use on the 35mm lens =)

I always use saran wrap!!! I love saran wrap you can do so much with it and use it for so many things... just shivered from the chills of memories!! devil.gif
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