Hi /p/, I'm a noob to this hobby and I've been taking photos of people and scenery for a while now. I want to move forward and try my hand at effects and fake light.
How do you get colored lighting effects like the pic I uploaded and which kind of light equipment I should buy? Does anyone know where to find cheap and portable fog machines? Every cheap fog machine I have seen needs to be plugged and the battery ones are in the €1000+ range.
Any help towards the right direction or suggestions would be much appreciated.
>>2714415 >How do you get colored lighting effects like the pic I uploaded Shoot a nice sharp picture with a good camera and good illumination from speedlights, then do digital post with photoshop or some other editor.
The background with the gradient might even be shopped into the image.
I noticed this after going through a bunch of pics. When I use the "previous conversion" option (not sure if that is what its called in english, sorry), that hideous banding shows up. Only and only when using that. If I input the same very settings manually, it doesn't happen.
>>2714281 I understand there is a christmas theme to the shoot, however I find the background very distracting. Perhaps shooting the drinks in a studio with some mistletoe or something may have been a better approach to it but I'm not sure.
seconding, backgrounds steals the attention, even if out of focus. it's way too busy. your product is also quite in the dark, needs much more light on it. what's bright attracts the eye, and in here, your background is brighter.
by all product photography standards, you did bad. I kinda like your approach on colors though.
has lots of errors, but you got the mood right so youre well started. thats a key element.
box looks unimpresive. id put it centered, shot from an angle, and with more separation from background. aka. smoother bokeh.. id do this using telephoto from a corner (get up a chair) or some cool wide angle big aperture lens. also use back lightning on the subject to give it shape, right now its an ugly shadowy bulk. subject is underexposed, needs a direct light source too. also white balance, looks tungsten as fuck.
I take lots of portraits but I think I can be making them better. I have two umbrellas, two spotlights and a handful of flashes that work wirelessly with my camera. How should I be setting them up? Diagrams and suggested reads would be great. Pic related, took this earlier today. Also lighting general
>>2714062 How you set your lighting depends entirely on the mood of the shoot you're going for. Are you just asking for every lighting setup known to man, listed for you at my expense? Or do you just not feel like googling "Portrait Lighting Diagram"?
>>2714064 Sorry, I didn't intend to put the load of work on your shoulders Anon. Most of the results google has returned have been from c u c k s that don't actually produce good fotos. Tbh, I hadn't even thought about how mood would affect lighting when using artificial light.
I'm pretty new to photography, I have a Canon Powershot SX520 (I know, kinda on the cheap side of things) I was thinking about getting filters, but I had questions that I didint know where else to ask. First, is it worth it to buy filters? Second are there specific filters for each camera or do they all work for all. I took this pic a few months ago. Settings on auto I think because I had gotten the camera two days prier so I was still figuring things out. (First camera that wasn't like a $50 Kodak)
/p/, what is your philosophy on post-processing, and how do you utilize it?
I'm relatively new to serious photography and shooting in RAW. I've only just started using Lightroom and begun to understand the potential of the program. Recovering shadows and un-fucking blown highlights is incredible to me. And I have no idea how to utilize the color treatment options. I've only recently mastered white balance and now I can screw with individual channels. I'm drunk with power.
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>>2713014 You can recover detail in an area so long as there is at least one channel that is not maxed at 255. Don't be a pedantic shitface.
>>2713008 OP, just practice, and do what looks right to you. Do an edit, and if you think it's too heavy, get up and walk away. Come back 20 minutes later, and if it looks bad to you, then fix it. There's no way you would be perfect at it to start off with. Just go slowly, and make yourself happy.
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