Photographs White on White and Black on Black, Tuesday 11th October
Last night there was a demonstration on how to photograph a black object in front of a black background and a white object in front of a white background then followed by a practical session.
In the first half, Brian had set up a large black board as a background. In front of the black board was a Canon GX7 camera on a tripod, behind the black board Brian had placed a large dim light which shone around the edges of the black board.
Brian linked his camera to a laptop so we could see any pictures taken during the session on the overhead screen projector. The idea of the dim back light was to display the edges of the GX7 camera against the black board behind it.
On the right,at right angles to the black board a diffuser screen was added. A further light behind the diffuser screen sent a light source along the diffuser and from the diffuser the light came across the right side of the GX7 camera.
Pictures were provide by Des Fox
A light reflector was set up at right angles on the left side making a tunnel to reflect the light back from the diffuser on to the left side of the GX7 camera. Brian decided the silver reflector would give the best effect.
Brian went on to say that camera lens can be given a green effect to photographs by angling a white card from below.
The next demostration was to show us how to photograph a white object (a mug) on a white background. So here we have a white board as a background with the white mug and the dark reflections were being created from two black cards placed at right angles to the background
A light was angled over the top to do it. Followed by a further black card laid across the top of the other two cards but nearer the front to leave a light gap at the back, this photograph below was created on screen. Brian said one could crop the picture or adjust the cards to give the perfect picture
Then we had a coffee break whilst two other light stations were being set up for the practical session.
After coffee those that had cameras could try out the four different areas that had been set up under the different lighting.
A few shots of the second half of the evening
Next week we can bring images to the club for our judges to give advice and help on improving them
Interactive and Informal Review on Members’ Images
Tuesday October 18, 2016 from 20:15 to 22:15