terça-feira, 8 de maio de 2012

Better Photos - Using a reflective card

Today, in a discussion between members of the Etsy PTteam, someone pointed out this useful idea, a reflective card, and showed me this tutorial.

I couldn't wait to come home and try it out! I just didn't use the trace paper, because I don't have any.

So, here's the reflective card I made, like the instructions:

Took a picture to this brooch using only natural light, for comparison:

 Using the reflective card, in the angle that showed more light:

Using the card closer to the piece:

And finally, no card, changing the exposure in my camera:

None of these photos were edited!
I don't think the reflective card made any difference... At least with this monitor (I'm using a Eee PC, has a very tiny screen) I don't think the changes that the card made are that good.
I was a little disappointed, to tell you the truth. Maybe I should try with a different background (white) and maybe in days with less natural light (today is sunny) the card is more helpful. The trace paper should also make some difference, to diffuse the light.
The best photo for me, is the one I took adjusting the exposure of my camera.

What do you think?

2 comentários:

Dawn of LaTouchables disse...

I've used reflective cards before, but sometimes I feel the look is either too washed out or artificial. Try it with different backgrounds--I'd be interested to see how it works for you.

Xica Maria disse...

Um background branco e o reflector vai fazer com que a foto fique totalmente diferente! =)
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