Fuad Azmat teaching me how to take photos of my ceramic pieces.
Equipment used for this shoot.
SOFT WHITE SPIRAL LIGHT BULBS -100 WATT
WHITE PAPER OR CLOTH -big enough to cover table and part of wall behind in one continuous piece.
2-PIECES OF CARD BOARD COVERED IN WHITE
We set up a card table next to the wall, covered part of the wall and all of the table with white paper. Clamped the lights on objects on either side and right next to the table. Our problem for the location was our wall sockets, we don't have them in strategic places in our home, so we had to make due with what we have.
Then your two covered pieces of card board will be placed in such away as to act as reflectors for the lights, their size will vary according to the size of piece you are shooting. I just used the side of a cardboard box, as I was shooting approximately nothing taller then 10" and all my pieces sat well with in the diameter of the table.
Turn the lights on approximately five minutes before taking photos, so they are warmed up to their full brightness.
The images aren't as clear as I had hoped, but hey I am on my own today. My little Kodak camera does not have all these settings.
GETTING THE CAMERA READY
Set the tri-pod up, so you are in front of the "light box", you will need to have the camera on the tri-pod so the photos are clear, because the shutter speed is so slow.
SETTING THE SETTINGS ON THE CAMERA
Fuad used a plain piece of cardboard to take the photo. In fact it was the back of one of the pieces we had covered with white paper.
Then take a "White Photo" We used just the plain white paper that we already had set up on the photo shoot.
White Balance -Pre (press the OK button)
Pre White Balance preset >
(press the arrow on the round button going in the > direction
(press arrow on the round button going in the > direction)
(The camera will bring up the photos you took, select the white one)
Shutter Speed-makes all the difference.
Working with Glare
Oops! Wrong Shutter Speed.
Can not even see Fuad in this one. Good thing he was there to correct my camera settings.