Lunchtime Project: Dice Glass

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  1. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    I've been practising taking photos during the lockdown and recently decided to replace the budget-minded, broken flash last week, which I received earlier this week. Shortly after I set about looking for inspiration, other than just adding a different form of light to photos I'd usually take.
    I decided to try a different take on ice cubes splashing into water, though I was pretty much making it up as I went along - a sundae glass to give it a touch more interest and some dice, decidedly colourful, to give it my own spin and set it up on top of my hob.
    Thus began trial-and-error. Too much glare on the tiles so I grabbed a matte black background and popped a disposable glove over the flash as my diffuser. Too much shadow so I grabbed some foam core and changed angles, positions (etc) over and over until I got the lighting to (basically) get rid of the noticeable shadow. I ended up celotaping the board to the extractor fan.
    Finally got the photo I wanted, which, to my surprise, took less than an hour and edited it with Lightroom on my phone just to get an idea of how it could look before editing it on my PC (which, ultimately, I didn't bother doing). After some experimentation I ended up with this:
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    I was really chuffed at how well that came out and actually felt giddy because of how well I find it looks but I had actually managed to take that photo.
     
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  2. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    What is your photo equipment you're using?
     
  3. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Nikon Z7, Z 35mm 1.8 S lens, Godox V1 and a disposable glove as a diffuser
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    I can safely say I didn't understand a word you said.
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Lol. Nikon Z7 is the camera I use
    35mm is the focal length of the lens I used, which has a maximum aperture of 1.8
    Godox V1 is the speedlight that I used
    Hopefully I don't need to explain what a disposable glove is :D and a diffuser is something that makes the light softer from the flash. Without a diffuser the light is very harsh.
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    But....what is a disposable glove?
     
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  7. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    A backup condom.
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    This just sounds wrong...
     
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  9. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Well, they are both made of latex. ;)
     
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    I will not chime in about disposable lol,lol,lol but great picture!!!!! I know nothing about it but looks stunning, seriously.
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Thank you :)
     
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