|Danbo Cocktail Party|
I took my old black curtain and set it up on the kitchen table supported by my travel tripod and a few boxes. I took the glass filled it with water. I then set up my Canon Eos 7D on a tripod and set up my Speedlight 580exii on a lightstand with a Lumiquest III softbox attached. The camera was fired by a canon infra red control and the speedlight was fired by the 7Ds built in transmitter. I also used the onboard flash with a hotshoe diffuser dialled down to about 1/128th or 1/64th power, cant remember exactly but it was one of the two. Used this as just a bit of fill flash.
After taking a few shots to get the lighting as i wanted these were the settings i used:-
- Manual Mode
- Manual Focus
- 1/250th sec
- ISO 100
- Built in Flash set to fire at 1/128th or 1/64th power
With the stage set it was now all a matter of timing the shot. The cherry was dropped by hand and as it fell i fired the IR controller checked the shot wiped down area and re shot. This was the cycle until i got a few shots i was happy with.
Made a few adjustments in photoshop which were:
- Shadow highlights adjustments
- Increase contrast
- Levels adjustments
- Hue/Saturation adjustments
- Curve adjustments
- Added Border
Here is a photo of my make shift kitchen studio setup !
|Studio Set up|
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