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Mar 17, 2024 18:02:20   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
Before it does, I want to keep an image that reveals all its brightness, but with a light a little specific, not too common...hence this photo.
Apart from post-processing, what could I do when shooting to get a better picture?


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Mar 17, 2024 18:06:14   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Dan' de Bourgogne wrote:
Before it does, I want to keep an image that reveals all its brightness, but with a light a little specific, not too common...hence this photo.
Apart from post-processing, what could I do when shooting to get a better picture?


Beautiful EVERYTHING in this amazing shot, Dan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mar 18, 2024 03:27:37   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
joecichjr wrote:
Beautiful EVERYTHING in this amazing shot, Dan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Thank You Joe This compliment makes me dark red!!!

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Mar 18, 2024 05:33:45   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Dan' de Bourgogne wrote:
Before it does, I want to keep an image that reveals all its brightness, but with a light a little specific, not too common...hence this photo.
Apart from post-processing, what could I do when shooting to get a better picture?



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Mar 18, 2024 07:01:11   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 

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Mar 18, 2024 09:44:57   #
Wasabi
 
Dan' de Bourgogne wrote:
Before it does, I want to keep an image that reveals all its brightness, but with a light a little specific, not too common...hence this photo.
Apart from post-processing, what could I do when shooting to get a better picture?


Dan, its absolutely beautiful!!! How did you light it?

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Mar 18, 2024 11:12:41   #
tcthome Loc: NJ
 
Well done!

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Mar 18, 2024 12:14:29   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
Wasabi wrote:
Dan, its absolutely beautiful!!! How did you light it?


Thank You Wasabi!
Simple shot:
It is called "rim light"...in order to work correctly, "rim light" always has to come from behind the subject.

I took a soft box 60 cmx60 cm...with double white diffusion screens. Quite a simple normal popular item
I took 1 speedlight Nikon SB 26...mode M...set P=1/16, flash head zoom = 24 mm
Then , direct onto the white front white screen of the soft box, I fitted a black paper/card with "Tesafilm".
This black card was 55 cm x 50 cm. (art craft store: painting/drawing)
I placed it so, the 55 cm are vertical: hence a "white window" 5 cm wide remained open on the upper horizontal edge.
I centered the black paper/card on horizontal axis: hence 2 "white windows" each 5 cm wide at each vertical ends.
I placed the subject about 40 cm in front of the soft box.
Camera (Nikon D7200) on tripod.
Mode M, f/4, 1/320sec, ISO200...picture control : vivid/ contrast set at maxi, WB = flash
Lens: Nikkor 55-200 mm VRII...distance 1,10 m (=mini focusing Dist)

Et voilà, clic!
Depending on size of "subject" and how thin or thick You want to get the "rim" around the subject, You have to move the subject backwards/forwards relativ to the softbox: The closer to the S.box, the thicker becomes the rim....conversly, the farther from th box, the thinner it becomes.
Quite simple.
You dont have a soft box??? don't mind...get 2 speedlights....put each on a stand...40 cm right relativ to subject, 40 cm left relativ to subject...both speedlights aligned on a line parallel to sensor plan...this line about 20 cm behind subject...and You should be set.
To trigger both speedlights, let the pop-up flash of camera burst at P=1/64 or 1/128 (P mini)...
Aim each speedlight onto the subject...set them at P=1/32 or 1/64...should be enough to get a rim.
Try and error.
"Rim light" without softbox? Yes...it's possible...I use 2 bare speedlights only to take portraits in rim light (looks fantastic...cute girls love it)...so distances and P settings are quite différent cauz' subject's size is much bigger.
The principle of "rim light" remaining the same, to shoot smal "subjects" I always use 1 speedlight in softbox+black carton to get a "U-shaped" window 5 cm wide around the white screen (U-shape is "inverted U"...feet up/head down)

Try it and you will be satisfyed!
Hope this help

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Mar 18, 2024 12:15:33   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
tcthome wrote:
Well done!


Thnk You tcthom...glad You like it

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Mar 18, 2024 12:16:32   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
Manglesphoto wrote:


Merci Monsieur!

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Mar 18, 2024 12:17:02   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
raymondh wrote:


Thank you Raymondh

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Mar 18, 2024 12:19:55   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
raymondh wrote:


Thank You Raymondh!

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Mar 18, 2024 12:37:28   #
scallihan Loc: Tigard, OR
 
Stunning! If that were shown in a juried show, it would sell.

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Mar 18, 2024 12:52:06   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
scallihan wrote:
Stunning! If that were shown in a juried show, it would sell.


Thank You Scallihan for this compliment!
At least, I get in hope to become rich

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Mar 18, 2024 13:57:53   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Wonderful result, Dan!

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