I need an assistant.
Yet again tonight I wanted to try something, but found myself stretched out in the kitchen with one part of my body in shot and one part trying to fire the camera. Uncomfortable, but in a good way…
Earlier in the week I’d tried shooting a picture of coins pouring from a jar. But the lighting had sucked and it took a lot of messing to even get something pretty awful. It was bugging me until I realised I was using the light all wrong.
In the original shot I’d set up a light in a reflector which was actually softening the light and creating all manner of texture in the background. So I changed and this is just a single flash gun in all it’s bare light glory.
The light itself is sitting to the left of the frame, slightly higher than my hand. From memory it’s at 1/4 power and about 50mm. The image was shot at 47mm, f/22 1/250sec (God I love my 24-105 f4).
The shot has been lightened slightly in photoshop and had a little sharpening applied.
I also moved the coin as it was further to the left in the picture and I felt it was disconnected from the rest of the image.
Kind of fun to set up and play with this sort of thing. Hopefully it also fits the requirements for the next camera club competition which is all about motion.
As usual, thoughts and comments appreciated!