I built myself a light tent today! After round one of testing it out, I'm pretty pleased with the results. I could use some more lamps since I am only using one at the moment, but it brightened up nicely in photoshop. All in all, a couple of hours well spent.

As for the subject of this photo, I have found my go-to wine. This stuff is SO good! It's not aged in oak, and the flavour is so fresh and bright. And it's Canadian :)

3 Responses to “108: Put my feet up.”

  1. Becky Fehr:

    Yeah, we like that wine. Cool project and great light in this picture:)

  2. Cas:

    Nice. I’ve been meaning to build a light tent. I bought some bristle board like a year ago to make one, but ended up using it for a garage sale sign instead :).

    As far as your lighting, do you have a tripod? If you do/did, you could just set up the camera on a tripod and use a longer shutter speed to let more light in without having to bump up the ISO (and get dreaded noise). If you have a remote, you’ll avoid slightly shaking the camera when you press the shutter. If you don’t have a remote/cable, you can also set the self timer to 2 seconds, then the shutter will release after you’ve got your hands and feet and children clear of the camera. A side note: if you set the white-balance to the little lightbulb mode (tungsten), you’ll avoid that ugly yellow tinge straight out of the camera.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love this photo, I’m just sharing what I’ve learned… I’ll shut-up if you want me too.. I just love talking photography. Love the depth of field in this photo, great composition, and you’re the only girl I know that uses photoshop well. You’re all around an amazing photographer (who knew).

    PS- Don’t cheap out on tripods. Manfrotto or Gitzo. At least $250. It’s worth it.

  3. kim:

    Cas, by all means you are welcome to give hints, advice, and critique – I welcome your input! And thank you for the compliments….I laughed when you said I use photoshop well, since I feel like I hardly know anything at all. Gotta start somewhere.

    As for the tripod tip, Clay bought a really good Manfrotto one for doing video with, so I’ll give that a try next time I use the light tent.

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