Sunday, 31 January 2010

L3 Macro in Softbox

Had a go at taking some product shots with a soft box, a Canon 5D MKII  and Sigma 50mm f2.8 DG Macro lens, the trouble was because I was using a full frame camera I couldn't get close enough to isolate the shot, this resulted in having to crop in and could result in loss of quality. I will try again with my 70-200mm lens and an extension tube which will able me to focus closer thus getting a closer shot. I have noticed that I will have to work on my lighting techniques and as I'm closer make sure all dust etc is cleaned up.

A bit of edditing on this one all done in photoshop RAW, a bit of crop and increase in the blacks and saturation.

Same again a crop and increase in blacks and saturation

One of my first tasks I think is to find out how other commercial photographers  achieve the polished look that I'm looking for.

3 comments:

  1. These are great, Jim. The sweetie is making me salivate, so it must be working.

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  2. Not a bad effort, I just wish I had a 5D to work with!! Thanks for the loan of the lights though, I will try to at least emulate your images. Let me know how the pro's do it?

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  3. Hi
    Can you expand out the set up a little further and can you link it to the work of a specific photographer so you can claim more criteria, work the system to aim to raise the bar, see whats missing and add it in.

    steve

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