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    New Watch & Light Box

    I just picked this up on a holiday to Alaska a few weeks ago and have always wanted to try shooting in a light box. So I went and picked up some cheap supplies today and gave it a try. Comments, pointers, etc are very welcome as I would like to get better at it.









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    Re: New Watch & Light Box

    #1 is very good. #2 needs more depth of field, I usually shoot at least f/16. Of course, that means you should use a tripod, wireless/ wired shutter release (or in-camera timer) and mirror-lockup if your camera offers it. #3 has some hardcore cromatic abberations (CA). What lens are you using? There are some filters in Photoshop that can battle the dreaded green/ purple fringing.

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    Re: New Watch & Light Box

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDan View Post
    #1 is very good. #2 needs more depth of field, I usually shoot at least f/16. Of course, that means you should use a tripod, wireless/ wired shutter release (or in-camera timer) and mirror-lockup if your camera offers it. #3 has some hardcore cromatic abberations (CA). What lens are you using? There are some filters in Photoshop that can battle the dreaded green/ purple fringing.

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    Thanks for the feedback. As you noted I need to use a tripod, etc and didn't have everything set-up yet but I'll try that next. The lens is a Tamron 90mm Macro 2.8. I currently have Lighroom not Photoshop... does it have the filters to correct the "cromatic abberations"? I'm afraid that I don't know much about the post production world.
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    Re: New Watch & Light Box

    Shots needs more depth of field, so, the sharpness is nice and light management great as well

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    Re: New Watch & Light Box

    One thing I've been doing is taking my lightbox outside, and simply ligting it with natural lighting. For me, it's much more preferable than electric light. There's nothing wrong with lights, but daylight, filtered through the lightbox, is pretty nice...
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    Re: New Watch & Light Box

    I don't know anything about Lightroom, been using Photoshop so long it's part of my thought process...

    I did find this article, so it is possible in LR

    Peachpit: Photoshop Lightroom Reference Guide > Reducing Chromatic Aberration

    That D300 and lens are capable of some fine photographs, you just need to experiment to get the most out of them. Good luck!
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    Re: New Watch & Light Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Canon Fodder View Post
    One thing I've been doing is taking my lightbox outside, and simply ligting it with natural lighting. For me, it's much more preferable than electric light. There's nothing wrong with lights, but daylight, filtered through the lightbox, is pretty nice...
    Interesting... I'll try it :thanks
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    Re: New Watch & Light Box

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDan View Post
    I don't know anything about Lightroom, been using Photoshop so long it's part of my thought process...

    I did find this article, so it is possible in LR

    Peachpit: Photoshop Lightroom Reference Guide > Reducing Chromatic Aberration

    That D300 and lens are capable of some fine photographs, you just need to experiment to get the most out of them. Good luck!
    Right on, I'll read through it and see what I can do to correct the problem...Thanks for the help!
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