thomas

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A very Happy New Year to all

 

Though the latest lens in my kit is the Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, the much cheaper 50mm f/1.8 still remains my favourite. May be because it is the lightest lens I have ever used!

 

I have been trying out multiple light sources and working with a light tent off late - this one was clicked using my 100mm macro lens with 2 flashes fired off the camera using a cheap set of PT04 flash transmitter and a pair of receivers. Thanks to Dan from work for lending me his Sunpak flash which was the second flash, the first being my Canon Speedlight 270Ex. The light tent has 4 background sheets - white, grey, red and black. The background sheets were folded in the packaging and getting the crease off them was a real pain. The macro lens is known to pick up the slightest of details and the creases were a big eye-sore! Repeated ironing and a narrow aperture is why you won't notice the creases in the background. I have a few objects in my mind that I want to shoot against the darker backgrounds, but the idea of ironing out the creases scares me.

Small Wonder

A very Happy New Year to all

 

Though the latest lens in my kit is the Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, the much cheaper 50mm f/1.8 still remains my favourite. May be because it is the lightest lens I have ever used!

 

I have been trying out multiple light sources and working with a light tent off late - this one was clicked using my 100mm macro lens with 2 flashes fired off the camera using a cheap set of PT04 flash transmitter and a pair of receivers. Thanks to Dan from work for lending me his Sunpak flash which was the second flash, the first being my Canon Speedlight 270Ex. The light tent has 4 background sheets - white, grey, red and black. The background sheets were folded in the packaging and getting the crease off them was a real pain. The macro lens is known to pick up the slightest of details and the creases were a big eye-sore! Repeated ironing and a narrow aperture is why you won't notice the creases in the background. I have a few objects in my mind that I want to shoot against the darker backgrounds, but the idea of ironing out the creases scares me.

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Well Thomas, that really looks like a fine commercial photograph. A tip to get the creases out, just wet the stuff thoroughly and let it dry up while set up as it should be when you use it. Like you would do with netting curtains. The creases disappear as if Harry Potter himself jinxed them out!!

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camera Canon EOS 450D
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/250s
aperture f/6.3
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 100.0mm
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