Friday, January 22, 2010

My Home Studio... Still Life Experience and Micro photography

My Home Studio... my photo light tent to be exact.. well to be more exact my home made photo light tent :Pp



I wanted to experience still life photography and micro photography and since i already have the equipment i need for it, its the same equipment i used  for my food photography experience.

equipment used:

1- Canon EOS 1000D "camera".
2- Canon Zoom LENS EF-S 55-250 mm 1:4-5.6 IS.
3- Slik U8000 Video/Photo Tripod.
4- Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3.
5- table.
6- electricity cords.
7- 4 desk-light from IKEA"global - florescent lamp 11w".
8- for the tent i use IKEA dirty cloths bin but it's a brand new :).

setup:
       -EQUIPMENT : as shown in the pictures above.
       -CAMERA:
                        -I use AV mood.
                        - AV: Personal chose, i chose the lowest f stop there is (in the
                                  55mm-250mm lens is 4-5.6) to avoid slow shutter speed
                                  and the bluer effect at wide focal length.

                        -ISO: the lowest "100" to avoid noise if i wish to corp the photo.
                        -WB: auto to rest my mind.
                        -Drive Mood: Continuous Shooting.
                        -focusing: i use manual focusing - live view.
                        -AND ALL OTHER SETTING I USE IS THE SAME I USE IN MY FOOD
                         PHOTOGRAPH.

Most importune note/hint/tip to keep in mind:
-use a tripod.
-use a good continuous source of light.
-if you are using tripod switch OFF the stabilizer on your lens as shown in the picture below to avoid shakiness or noise if not keep it on.



***use live view - quick view mood. (how to enable it please check your camera manual or this video may help)




Edit the photos and enjoy the results:
since my main laptop is dead "must buy new one ASAP i hope" i use the flickr editing feature *link* which is great and if you have some extra money on the side i suggest you upgrade.




To achive micro photography with out a micro lens:
okay this my way of doing it i zoom in as much as i can and get my camera as near as i can than i crop it and edit it and add the filters.

My results:

link to my set check for more results

Kuwait 100 Fils Always Look At The Bright Side... My Gift To Me

6 comments:

Yousef Maimoon said...

And what would be the cost of creating this home made light tent?

sakba_boy said...

Well it cost me 25KD you can order the light tent from amazon for pretty much the same price but I couldn't wait till it get shipped bcuz I wanted it for the food photography set

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