After Egg Country

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Photos | 3 Comments

After Egg Country is another kitchen grab placed n front of camera. No particular reason, just walking through the kitchen into my micro studio. I take what is by the hand, today Eggs shells, you may call it different.

Yesterday, I didn’t make it. Today I did. I did not use strobes.. I used small LED lights. I must say it is much more pleasure to work with constant light. I can see shadows and structure they bring based on their position. With strobes you see that only after image is made of course.

After Egg Country

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  1. JPH
    Sat, 8. April , 2017

    Well heck, if I would have known that, I would have sold you my light/studio kit I have been trying to sell for over a month (but, hopefully will be tomorrow) –

    http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/pho/6056950565.html

    Then you would have yourself a nice LED constant lightsource setup… plus, would be able to justify giving me money for something legit, that you too kindly have offered to do ;-)

    I totally agree though, and is the reason I got the lights, as I have always hated using flash, and one of the reasons being being what you cited above… while with a constant lightsource, you can better compose, set up, expose, etc.

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    • Richard Vanek
      Sat, 8. April , 2017

      Well you are selling quite a monster, comparing what I have used. Mine are just 3 independent single LED lights powered by AA batteries. Simple cheap. Exposure has been also rather long, certainly not for people portraits.

      The other advantage I have is electronic viewfinder, which allows me to see what the picture will looks like after exposure with all my settings in it ;-)

      Anyway that has been game of yesterday, I wonder, what will happen today?

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      • JPH
        Sat, 8. April , 2017

        Yeah, those were the original LED lights that I first got – little 3×3 inch square ones, except those were also rechargeable and/or could be plugged into a wall to be powered… but, yeah, their output was low… think I had to up my ISO to 6400 to just get a handheld shutter speed… plus, they literally had to be right on the very edge of the frame to light the subject, or cropped out in post.

        Why I went and got the larger 12×12 inch lights… I think I still had to up the ISO, but only maybe to around 800… and they still pretty much, just had to be right out of frame, but a lot better to use… and ended up using the older smaller ones as a hair light… or, as a creative thing for you to possibly play around with in your new studio area – light painting. Place an object to photograph, and then the shutter to bulb, or just a long one, and walk around with your little handheld light and paint it from different angles, directions, sides. Which with shooting digitally, is awesome in that you can see immediately afterwards your results, and tweak, experiment, play around with different ways of doing it ;-)

        It’s good to see you with such kid like enthusiasm! Good for you! Keep it up!

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