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    Quote Originally Posted by Muscat View Post
    Ooops Brian missed this line
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    Default Re: Still Life on a Budget

    Thanks for showing the diy method.
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    Brian

    Just found this post! Very informative for me, as I've been wondering how to setup for shots like this. Great to hear it doesn't have to cost too much either!

    Many thanks - great for a beginner like me to be pointed in the right direction.

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    I didn't think the image needed any post work - Original looks very good - I'd prefer the stalk coming in from the bottom corner or below but that's maybe just me. Really nice and well explained.
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    Default Re: Still Life on a Budget

    Good post, but let's keep this amongst us. Shots like the second one, showing the light from your garage and all sure do take the magic out of it.

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    The end result has flaws which have already been accidentally pointed out by Muscat.

    IMHO For a ‘budget lighting DIY tutorial’ type post to work well, I think it really needs to be accompanied by at least one well exposed image of the subject, from the entire shoot. Preferably with a minimum of PP, so we can evaluate it properly, eg focus solely on the lighting.

    Obviously I appreciate the OP spending the time to posting his opinions and setup.


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    Smile Re: Still Life on a Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by briansquibb View Post
    Muscat - I hadn't done any pp on this - the idea was to show how to capture the basic picture at minimal cost. I think there are all sorts of ways that it could be changed - for example - 2 lights, more reflectors, silver foil for the reflector, gold and other colours for the reflector, takeaway dish. The message I am trying to give is that it is not necessary to spend lots of money to get a good picture.

    I shall be raiding the re-cycle box - for example I have a large cardboard box full of cardboard boxes. I have ideas for them which I shall show if they work.

    PS Here is a worked version of the flower which SWMBO likes - this is going down the route of producing a painting from a photo

    Hi Brian
    You have certainly got the attention here to show what can be done and make them think!
    Though you were not looking for comment on the picture only on the setup the discussion here has encouraged you to post this pp image and I would like to comment that this is the better for the heavy shadow that was left in the original.
    Thank you for the suggestions and I hope that every one will develop ideas from this, I certainly have and will post some when I have tried and tested.

    Ian

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