During this quest, I've learned many things. When shooting still photography indoors:
- Generally do not use the flash
- Use a tripod
- Experiment with macro settings
- Lower the ISO value to sharpen the image
- Try different angles to see what lighting works best.
f/3.5, exp 1/4 sec, ISO 80
f/3.5, exp 1/80 sec, ISO 250
f/7.1, exp 1/2 sec, exp bias -1, ISO 100
1980s Charm Necklace
f/3.5, exp 1/2 sec, exp bias -0.7, ISO 100
f/5, exp 1/5 sec, exp bias -0.3, ISO 100
f/5, exp 1/4 sec, exp bias -0.3, ISO 100
I hope you can see how amazing these items look against the black background. I wouldn't have discovered this unless I was willing to just play around with background colors, camera settings, and more.
Since Thanksgiving is next week and many people visit their families during that time, I have a challenge for you. Gather a few family heirlooms and take a few photos of them. Use a light box or natural light. Try out different background colors in your lightbox, such as black. While you're at it, be sure to find out the stories behind the artifacts. I can't wait to hear the results of your Thanksgiving photo sessions.