Sunday, 6 January 2008

Product photography

1/125 sec at f/8, ISO 100.
Nikon D200 with 18-200VR at 46mm.
Lit by a strobe with softbox on stand.
Taken 5 January 2008 in Oslo, Norway.

Anna is selling an old wrist watch on the Swedish eBay affiliate and wanted a picture of it for the auction; so after a few futile attempts with on-camera flash, I brought out the big guns; the studio lighting kit my colleagues from Amsterdam got me as a leaving gift last year. After a slight mental breakdown I finally realized a flash sync speed of 1/250s and a shutter speed of 1/500s isn't going to work out, and then this was the first shot that came out of it. Cropped in ACR, colour corrected using curves in Photoshop and that's it.

Snow fall

It's basically been snowing for three days solid now, so we're finally getting some winter spirit, and about time too. A few shots taken through the kitchen and living room windows; taken through lightroom, converted to black and white, slightly processed (auto tone, some exposure, some blacks) + one little spot removal on one of the shots, then taken into Photoshop for resize and sharpening. No other retouching done.