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Adam

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Ahh don't worry Bugbear....

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Adam":1uxeb309 said:
Ahh don't worry Bugbear....

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Hmm. Escalation by even more light sources and a hand held light meter!

I actually do own a Weston Master V and a Minolta Autocord

http://www.dreamcameras.com/camera_prof ... 171&Sold=1
http://www.tlr-cameras.com/Japanese/sli ... acord.html

They don't get out much, these days.

w.r.t. metering I find the ability in a digicam to simply take a shot, review it, and adjust settings accordingly makes sophisticated metering (and zone systems, etcs) less needed.

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No, its not metered, its a digicam.

I have a "quickdial" on the top of my camera, so I can knock the exposure up or down by a couple of levels extremely quickly. I find this very useful on occasions.

I had two SLRs but sold them both after I got the digi. I'll never go back now.

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Bugbear
As a dedicated film technician I have a more than usual interest in your still lighting box:
Is the 'summer dress' new or used; washed or just worn; yours or someone elses, (apparently ones from a neighbours washing line are worth half an f-stop).
Have you tried the new transparent latex that is available in extremely specialist magazines......
I think we should be told.... :lol: :lol:
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mahking51":17nagqgw said:
Bugbear
As a dedicated film technician I have a more than usual interest in your still lighting box:
Is the 'summer dress' new or used; washed or just worn; yours or someone elses, (apparently ones from a neighbours washing line are worth half an f-stop).
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Martin
(who gets by with ordinary lighting scrim!)
The summer dress is VERY thin (semi-transparent in fact, which is rather the point), and was presumably worn by a lady with either elegant underwear or no shame.

And it cost 50p at a car boot sale.

BugBear (who thinks lighting scrim sounds as if it comes from photographics suppliers, and may cost more than car boot items)
 

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Oh, and the black velvet (which is pricy when bought by the metre) came from a size 26 skirt, which was 2 quid at a car boot sale...

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Lovely shot there BB. I need to sort out some "studio" lighting set-up for my finished shots. Flash just doesn't cut it..... :lol:
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Philly":1w1mlsd6 said:
Lovely shot there BB. I need to sort out some "studio" lighting set-up for my finished shots. Flash just doesn't cut it..... :lol:
Philly :D
Actually Alice has a very nice answer to this; a sunny day, with some cloud cover provides very nice diffuse lighting for photography.

http://cornishworkshop.blogspot.com/200 ... chive.html
... but otherwise I try to juggle real life round to give me some solid 2 hour chunks of workshop time in the afternoon - when the natural light in the workshop is good for the photographs.
So - just wait, and use (well chosen...) natural lighting.

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280-odd square feet of overhead natural light coming through triple-wall polycarbonate sheeting is the trick... :wink:

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Philly":2a30uau6 said:
Lovely shot there BB. I need to sort out some "studio" lighting set-up for my finished shots. Flash just doesn't cut it..... :lol:
Philly :D
I second that too...will need to get my photos improved....i like your style BB.



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280-odd square feet of overhead natural light coming through triple-wall polycarbonate sheeting is the trick...
That's a hell of a big light diffuser.

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Still trying to get the 'woodshack' watertight in
Adam wrote:
I had two SLRs but sold them both after I got the digi. I'll never go back now.
I agree Adam, I've used digital for about 2 years now and I love it. Nothing against traditional film of course, but it's not for me now.

Started out with this...
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/Z1/Z1A.HTM

which was a great starter, then this year progressed to this...
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/EXT/EXTA.HTM

and I must say, if you loved SLR's, a digital SLR is the way to go. I'd recommend the Canon, anyway. It's superb!

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Roger Nixon":13p4peuf said:
What bulbs do you use in your lighting setup, BB?
Just 60 watt tungsten. With digital cameras you can correct white balance easily, either in the camera, or in the computer later.

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Gary H":x6cwdm9q said:
Adam wrote:
and I must say, if you loved SLR's, a digital SLR is the way to go. I'd recommend the Canon, anyway. It's superb!
Ooooh, fighting talk. If you thought Lie Neilsen vs Clifton arguments were intense in woodworking forums you should try Canon vs Nikon on photography forums :D

Andrew (Nikon D70 user)
 
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