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06-11-2012, 06:43 AM
So I have been away for a while. I spent some time working a part time job to save up some money for some lighting gear. All the rest of my time was spent studying and shooting. The presentation on this isn't all that elegant I was more concerned with trying to pull of some decent lighting. My goal was to get the specular highlights on the crown area of the bezel, well as you can see they are on the 6. After studying the image I know what to do to get it there so I will try the setup again. Note to self avoid black velvet whenever possible, I spent a lot of time removing dust spots in LR.
The watch looks elegant and "rich". Watch light seems very good to me.
I like this one. Elegantly simple. ~~Peg
06-12-2012, 06:42 AM
Thanks Jim and Peg. I'm finding there is so much to learn to being a strobist but I find the challenge mentally stimulating.
06-12-2012, 05:08 PM
Nice shot mcatald. Jewelry and glass are very difficult subjects.
06-13-2012, 09:15 AM
An easy way to put a specular highlight on a specific spot (say, on the crown) is to set up your shot and lock down your camera on a tripod, then attach a penlight flashlight to your lens (masking tape? rubber band?) pointing at the subject, dim the lights in the room a bit and then take a small light (flash) on a stand and move around your subject until you see the beam of the flashlight in exactly the place where you want the specular. Place your light right where your eyes were when they saw the flashlight beam.
Then you can remove the flashlight.
Another use of the old "the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection."
06-13-2012, 09:36 AM
Bruce, what an awesome tip. Thank you so much for that.
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