Newbie photography.......

Discussion in 'Newbie' started by odie, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Larry Copas

    Larry Copas

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    I bought a Varitone background a few months ago. No tent, just prop it up on the shop table. My lighting is a mix of 6,000K fluorescent and LED's. A floor lamp with a LED gives me a little extra.

    The color in my first pictures was way off. I found I could correct the white balance in my free Gimp software by picking a white spot on the background and adjusting.

    At least on my monitor the color is a perfect match.

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    Feel free to critique the picture. I'm a newbie.
     
  2. john lucas

    john lucas

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    Nice job on both the photography and the mirror. If you tilt it a tiny bit more toward the rear on that particular mirror you would pick more reflections on the bottom beads and give it a little more shape. That's being nit picky however. It's the little things that take a photo to the next level. If you want a critic on the mirror I would fine tune it a little. I would reduce the size of the handle where it approaches the mirror. This will make it appear more delicate. Just judging from the photo and not having it in my hand I would have placed the handle it was more centered between the 2 walnut pieces. the way I decide on handle position is to pick up the mirror blank and rotated it noting how things change. When I find what I think is a comfortable composition I mark that spot. So without having it in my hands I'm just going on the photo which may not be correct. I love your overall design.
     

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