Why is a picture of knives n' shit in "Light Stuff"?
1) Because I was playing with photo effects, altering "light" levels, adjusting contrast and so forth.
2) To mess with Max.
Wholly Fuck. So three hours go by, I'm bored as hell, and I realize: I forgot to link to the picture.
I did learn something useful: everything I do to try and reduce the shadows tends to wash out anything that has any kind of glare on it. Likewise, when I try to reduce the glare, the shadows get darker.
So the reason for light boxes is to eliminate as many shadows and glare as possible.
In case you care.
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2014 12:44:24 GMT -8 by Shorttime
Unfortunately, I'm unable to see the picture. Maybe the link could be updated?
I'm a photo enthusiast, too, and I would love to get my hands on/make a decent light box, for shooting my EDC items. It'd be nice to have one, for cleaner shots.
I scourge my Photobucket account when it gets to 5 or 6 pages, so this photo has been gone for probably six to eight months.
And, events have overtaken it, anyway. Sitting here, I have a 3-light flourescent source to my right, a single incandescent about ten feet to my left, and another about ten feet away at about my 11 o'clock. The combination (with a little careful attention to camera angle), makes a pretty good substitute for daylight, as you can see from some of my more recent photos.
Edit: Taking photos with a white piece of paper underneath helps, too. I started taking pics with some stuff I drew because I thought it made an interesting background, then realized that the bounce from the white paper helped the light.
I've also found that taking photos from low angles cuts down on the glare, especially from blade bevels. I'm sure there's math that will tell you how far above your subject to be to get glare-free pictures, but I'm not that organized.
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2015 15:14:32 GMT -8 by Shorttime
Past page 6, it gets too damn tedious to find shit.
The real issue is that I need to switch photo hosting services.
But as for the original photo, as I said, it doesn't matter anymore.
I've got three sources of light, and it makes for a 50% mix of flourescent and incandescent light. The final color of the light is pretty close to daylight, and since the three sources are in a circle around the room, I can eliminate any glare, just by paying attention to the camera angle.
The original photo had effects applied to it because I had to dim down some of the glare, without losing contrast and color.