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    Question HELP lume shot

    I need some photo help I can not get a good lume shot. What is the way to take the shot?
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    lenses Tamron 90mm f2.8 marco, 19-35mm f3.5 , 70mm-210mm f4, 28mm 80mm f3.5.
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    Re: HELP lume shot

    flip it on macro, put the camera on a tripod, focus the shot then use the self timer and you then have a lume shot. plenty of effects can be done by changing around background lighting.
    heres a few using different amounts of lighting and some with no lighting.






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    Re: HELP lume shot

    Set it to macro and set the lens to stay open 5-10 seconds, that is why lume shots usually have a blurred second hand.

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    Re: HELP lume shot

    Another option (instead of increasing the exposure time too much) is to increase the light sensitivity of your camera. This is what the ISO settings are for. Choose something like ISO 800 or 1600. The shot below was taken using only one second of exposure, but with ISO 1600.


    As Yamahaki said, a tripod and time-delayed shot really help too.
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    Re: HELP lume shot

    A tripod is a must, shoot in shutter priority. Try speeds from 1-7 seconds, you will get one just right. The one below was at three seconds. I usually pull the crown out to stop the hands.
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    Re: HELP lume shot

    unlimited try out in diff way, use a touch light to boots up the lume before the shot, set self timer 2sec to avoid shake, get a clean background such using cloth with only one color as a basic setup. if u wan to see the lume+a lil view of watch, u can use touch light to light up the ceiling so that light would be soft


    main important tool is, TRIPOD !

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    Re: HELP lume shot

    heres another option with the nikon. 1st though, my nikon doesn't like raising the iso. it ends up graining the pic. try this. use a 55-200mm zoom lens. set your tripod about 6 feet away and zoom in on the watch. 3 of those pics I posted were done at that distance.

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    Re: HELP lume shot

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    heres another option with the nikon. 1st though, my nikon doesn't like raising the iso. it ends up graining the pic. try this. use a 55-200mm zoom lens. set your tripod about 6 feet away and zoom in on the watch. 3 of those pics I posted were done at that distance.
    High ISO shots from the D40 are not that great. You either need to use a program like "Noise Ninja" or invest in a D300 for better high ISO shots.
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    Re: HELP lume shot

    I'm no pro, but what I have found works fairly well is slap the watch down, focus on it and then switch the lights out and click (get someone in the house to switch the lights out.

    Unless your trying to be some pro with a tripod and all the gadgets?? then I can't help ya, because I have know friggin clue how they all do it.

    Incidentally, The Tag shot was taken with my Professional set up, HP camera and special macro lense, I now have a Kodak wallies world special.











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    Man your pics are amazing....

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