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Very nice Sean, looks awesome, and your making those lights look great too wink.gif

 

Thanks! :D

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frown.gif Image is unavailable...did you take it down Sean? I wanted to check it out.

I shoot at similar settings for white background product shots...now you've got me wanting to try out a black background of some kind.

Fixed it, LR must have updated the stream after minor change. Black is really nice. Setting it up I really learned a lot about how changing light angles can really affect an image and how flagging can help with adding or killing off light for accenting. For example, in another image i took after this one (#2), I used a white poster board in front of the camera to get the 60D logo to shine more, see below

 

#1 Canon 6D IMG_3309-Edit.jpg #2 Canon 6D IMG_3429.jpg
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returning to old car city again tomorrow since the weather has been interesting. should make for some cool photos now that the seasons are changing and its been raining. yall are missing out. if youre ever in GA check it out

Oh nice, I liked your older photos from there.


Edited by Sean Webster - 5/15/14 at 12:04pm
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word. i guess my newer photos arent good since you only like the old ones. i kid i kid.


on a serious note has anyone tried the meFOTO backpacker tripods. im debating on trying it but cant seem to find one to borrow. im insanely picky on tripods due to being spoiled with previous tripod work from the past getting to use gitzo, satchler, and really nice froto sticks
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i want to find some better 24"x36" piece of absolute black glossy granite/tile now.
No experience with the difference in the "reflection qualiity", but I would try to find an appropriately sized gloss-black acrylic sheet.

Yes, it is far easier to scratch than granite, but if it "works" and it costs something like $25 for a 48x24in (also available to far larger sizes), weighing far less and 3/16" or so thicknesses being enough for the task etc....the list of advantages I guess is far higher (in my mind)
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haha

 

I was gonna get one of those tripods, but then it just felt too flimsy for me.

 

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i want to find some better 24"x36" piece of absolute black glossy granite/tile now.
No experience with the difference in the "reflection qualiity", but I would try to find an appropriately sized gloss-black acrylic sheet.

Yes, it is far easier to scratch than granite, but if it "works" and it costs something like $25 for a 48x24in (also available to far larger sizes), weighing far less and 3/16" or so thicknesses being enough for the task etc....the list of advantages I guess is far higher (in my mind)


I was actually going to pic one up, but they only had bronzed acrylic at my home depot. But, I can also go searching around buildings and maybe find some slabs too, my dad used to know a few places I can check as buildings always have extra pieces to replace when they break. Worse comes to worse I can see what local prices would be for a slab, i mean i paid $8 for two tiles, I think I can get a nice sized slab for around $50 or less.


Edited by Sean Webster - 5/15/14 at 12:22pm
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Another reason why I love my EOS-M

went to a concert venue last night, one of those places where they won't let anyone in with a DSLR, but I had no problems getting my M in.
Security asked if the lens came off, and of course I said no. and the lady in front of me got turned away because she had a T3i

Same sensor, just smaller size and apperance. ( not I also have mine covered in a bit of painters tape to give it a beater camera appearance )
sucks that i had the 22mm on it, but I can still crop and get a decent shot, I was kinda back in the crowd though )

( don't have the pics ready to post, but i'll do so later )

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and for the tiles and stuff, A friend of mine made a product shot set up with using some granite he got for practically free from a custom countertop store.
he paid like$5 for a giant slab because it broke off a large piece and was still too small for them to use for a countertop.

Question, is there any advantage/disadvantage to using an umbrella with a continuous light source vs a softbox with a cont light source?
Edited by Jixr - 5/15/14 at 1:08pm
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Another reason to like small cameras.
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and for the tiles and stuff, A friend of mine made a product shot set up with using some granite he got for practically free from a custom countertop store.
he paid like$5 for a giant slab because it broke off a large piece and was still too small for them to use for a countertop.

Question, is there any advantage/disadvantage to using an umbrella with a continuous light source vs a softbox with a cont light source?

Oooo nice, Definitely need to go to local stores now.

 

Umbrella will show as a circle/octagon in reflections and may show the umbrella ribs while a softbox will defuse the light a bit softer and reflections from one will be more flat and straight lined, basically more cleaner/professional. If there isnt a reflective surface on the product that shows the light source, it shouldn't matter much in which you use.

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Oooo nice, Definitely need to go to local stores now.

Umbrella will show as a circle/octagon in reflections and may show the umbrella ribs while a softbox will defuse the light a bit softer and reflections from one will be more flat and straight lined, basically more cleaner/professional. If there isnt a reflective surface on the product that shows the light source, it shouldn't matter much in which you use.

Okay, I was asking because I have cheap-o flash unbrealla kit, and my cardboard, walmart lamp, trash bag and duct tape home made softbox, and I saw amazon has a thingy that you can use two light bulbs that mounts on a flash stand and has an umbrella shoe for like $12.



Figured that would be easier to use than my home made box that has no stand or anything, and would be collapsible. I was thinking of tossing my softbox out since it takes up so much space and is difficult to work with.
Edited by Jixr - 5/15/14 at 1:55pm
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Flash gives you more control and is usually much more powerful as concentrated light sources than your average incandescent source.

You can get very decent setups with Yongnuo clone speedlites and cheap accessories. Portable too biggrin.gif

Granite can be cheap, hard to scratch but also very heavy, can crack, give you a bad cut if edges are not treated and in general a pain to handle etc. Also it usually has some grain that might not be homogenous/desirable.

Hunt for acrylic sheets online, or ask a local signage guy for their supplier information or any cheap leftovers (why not freebies?).
I get them from local plastics warehouse in far east LA County. For modeling & laser cutting. A visit to your local equivalent might inspire your photographic but also case modding interest.

// EOS M
I was really excited for this camera as my gripped SLRs with 2.8 zooms are horrible to drag around, and after living a week with an EPL-1 I bought for a friend back in the day was waiting for a large sensor mirrorless. But I am reading that is slow focusing and in general not that intuitive as any of the current mirroreless competitors.
Atm I believe I would rather go for a used RX100 if portability was the priority. Just as big sensor, a tad disengaged shooting exp but very good all around, for the price of a mediocre EF/STM lens.

That said , experienced shooters do ok with iphones...any apsc sensor should do much better with some patience!
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No experience with the difference in the "reflection qualiity", but I would try to find an appropriately sized gloss-black acrylic sheet.

Yes, it is far easier to scratch than granite, but if it "works" and it costs something like $25 for a 48x24in (also available to far larger sizes), weighing far less and 3/16" or so thicknesses being enough for the task etc....the list of advantages I guess is far higher (in my mind)

it is probably easier to just post process the reflection if you are shooting for a project.

if you are learning how to get the reflection, check your local acrylic suppliers i got a sheet of 24"x24" black acrylic for free cause it was just scrap to them.
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word. i guess my newer photos arent good since you only like the old ones. i kid i kid.


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i have the sirui t-025 which looks to be similar in size to the meFoto. its nice as a travel tripod, ive thrown my fullframe on there with a bag hanging and did some long exposure, but i would not leave my camera on there and walk away.....
ive also broken the little plastic shims inside the legs in about 2 years of moderate use (i dont baby my gear tho), but they sent me new ones shims next day.
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