Thursday, March 31, 2011

Still Under Construction

Except for the Raku, all pages are now complete. Since Raku is the most extensive page it will take a while to photograph, edit and post. I will divide it into Toronto and Tillsonburg pieces and in chronological order.

Stay tuned and check the Raku page from time to time.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Temporary Photo Studio.

It took me a while to set up a temporary studio in our recreation/TV room where almost all of my pottery pieces are. However, once it was set up and all the parameters tested and established it goes very quickly. The shutter speed, f stop and distance from lens to object do not change. Only adjustment I have to do because of light value of each individual piece is aperture compensation.
This is what my set up with light tent looks like.
I am using two goose neck desk lights fitted with 26W mini energy saving, cool, fluorescent light bulbs that are equivalent to 100W incandescent light. At the back I am using fluorescent tube work light. The tent is covered with white cotton/polyester blend tight weave fabric.
I was experimenting with bounce flash but it produced harsh highlights so I don’t use it any more.