Posts Tagged ‘Flash’

Again, Testing Macro with Nikon 18-300mm

August 25, 2012 Leave a comment

This is a merging of three shots in a one, trying to get a close shot @300mm and cropping the image to reach the Macro feeling, i use the Nikon SB900 and tripod for the camera.

Best to see it in full size
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Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon 18-300mm VR
Flash: Nikon SB900 remote fire.

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The Dates in LightBox

May 3, 2012 3 comments

This is a small jar of dates, i use the LigheBox and light diffuser to have a nice lighting on the object, here are tow shots with 35mm lens.

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Here is the studio setup and the LightBox

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and another shot


Flash Color [White Balance] Temperature

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

[o] Information
Subject: Small Eiffel Tower and a Milk pot.
Studio: Home Made LightBox.
Flash: Normal Room light + Camera Flash

[o] Camera Setting
Camera: Nikon D90
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 35 mm
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Return not detected

One of the features in the ‘almost all’ new digital cameras the you can change the White Balance colors Temperature to get colors atmosphere in your shot, In each shot of this image I changed the flash color temperature (White Balance) to get different colors and merged them all in one picture ..
starting from the left..

1. White Balance Red, Blue Coefficients = 485/256, 316/256, 256/256, 256/256
2. White Balance Red, Blue Coefficients = 422/256, 263/256, 256/256, 256/256
3. White Balance Red, Blue Coefficients = 579/256, 341/256, 256/256, 256/256
4. White Balance Red, Blue Coefficients = 411/256, 309/256, 256/256, 256/256

The result..

Here is the Studio..

My old Minolta 500si Dynax.

August 11, 2011 2 comments

Minolta Dynax 500si was my first 35mm film SLR camera, I bought it in 2004 from UK with a TAMRON 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, am not using it anymore. In this shot I merge two photos to get this result. and I use my Nikon D90 with SB900 and the lightbox to take the pictures.

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If you want to see the lightbox in action Click Here..

Macro on ‘Pierre Cardin’

July 31, 2011 2 comments

This is a Macro shot on a ‘Pierre Cardin’ Watch, i used my Nikon 105mm Macro lens with the camera flash.

This is the Camera setting for the shot..
Model = NIKON D90
Date Time = 2011-07-30 14:39:22
Exposure Time = 1/60″
F Number = F4.5
Exposure Program = Manual
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV
Max Aperture Value = F4.29
Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
Focal Length = 105mm
Exposure Mode = Manual exposure

Here are another two shots ..[Click the image to enlarge]

Still Life

December 17, 2010 2 comments

Small wood vase with fake woody flowers in my LightBox. Your perspective may give you good capture, change the light position, try different camera setting,, for sure you will take good shot.
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More information on How To Create a ‘LightBox’ Click here..

Macro on Fruit

November 12, 2010 7 comments

Macro on Fruit: In this project I set-up my studio to be able to capture/shot the fruit from top, I use my Nikon D90 with tow lenses the Nikon 35mm and Nikon 105mm Macro. Note that the Focal Length of 105mm lens is equivalent to 157mm in 35mm Film.
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The Studio set-up…
o. Camera Nikon D90. [Nikon 35mm + Nikon 105mm macro]
o. Square Glass. [Size as your studio need]
o. Glass Pyrex dish.
o. Light source.
o. Different type of fruit. [cut to slices or as you want/plan]
o. ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control.

Here are some shots:

Slice of Orange, I add the reflection and increase the brightness. In this shot I used 35mm lens, listed the other camera setting:
Exposure Time = 1/200″
Focal Length = 35mm [Nikon 35mm f/1.8]
F Number = F1.8
ISO Speed Ratings = 200
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV
Flash = Off

Same Orange with Macro lens,
Exposure Time = 1/320″
F Number = F4
Focal Length = 105mm
ISO = 200
Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
Light Source = out source
Flash = Off

What is this? Yes, Kiwi Fruit, macro lens with extra brightness; the frame (upper & lower) are a black rectangular with 45% opacity.
Camera Setting:
Exposure Time = 1/80″
F Number = F4
Focal Length = 105mm
ISO Speed = 200
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV

Here is another shot for the Kiwi with 35mm lens.

This is a Lemon, tow images been joined in photoshop to get this..

Camera setting for the shot on the left..
Exposure Time = 1/80″
F Number = F4
ISO Speed = 200
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV
Focal Length = 105mm

The Pomegranate is a wonderful fruit

More photos are on my Flickr : Hawee – Ta3kees