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- Mar 15, 2009
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Great results! Very Star Trek!
Thanks also PhilThank you for the set up diagram, very helpful.
Colours in the first are wonderful - two very likeable images.
The only main difference is I altered the angle of the light source (tablet) so the oil was lit from an angle instead of straight up.Your first shot is fairly similar to the results I got trying this years ago at our photo workshop, but the second is miles ahead of anything any of us produced!
Was there anything special you did for that one?
I use an artist's lightpad which has several levels of adjustable brightness. On top of the lightpad, I put colored patterned vinyl which I get from a window vinyl vendor as free samples or for $.45 each. I also use gel films and anything that is translucent that allows the light to pass through to my subject. Most of the time I put the vessel directly on top of the lightpad though sometimes I raise it up.Great results Paul, tried this before but never thought to use a tablet as a light source.
That's exactly what I figured that you were doing raising the vessel up. My last shots done on the lightpad were 5/8" gel bubbles with a couple of layers stacked up so the subject itself provided the blur distance. I try to avoid levitating the vessel cuz with 7 cats around they make it risky to have a glass vessel with water and oil or whatever hovering!I think you need some separation from light source to glass dish so as to blur the background.