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Old 03-21-2009   #1
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I'm posting my sister's Nikon Coolpix 8800 on eBay for her. Here are a few of the shots I took of the camera.

I used a DIY 28" soft box directly overhead about 2' above the camera. It was powered by an SB-28 on full. A smaller DIY soft box camera left (12" x 17") with an SB-600 was camera left - I think that was firing at 1/4 power. There is also a white foam core reflector camera right.

Strobes fired with eBay radio triggers

I know I could have done a better job with dust - both when shooting and cloning out dust specs - but they're just eBay photos.


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wow I'm even considering buying it. just kiddin but those pics look good.
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Good job! This is a good example of why you need a large diffused light source to control those specular highlights.

If you want even better, more translucent ie: less opaque specular highlights, move the overhead softbox lower and closer to the subject. Try placing it a few inches above the set, just out of the crop. 2 ft. is pretty far above the set.
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Try placing it a few inches above the set, just out of the crop. 2 ft. is pretty far above the set.
Thanks. I'll try that next time. One problem is that I work on the floor so getting the soft box down that low makes it real tough to shoot - but if I setup on a table I could do that.
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I'm posting my sister's Nikon Coolpix 8800 on eBay for her. Here are a few of the shots I took of the camera.

I used a DIY 28" soft box directly overhead about 2' above the camera. It was powered by an SB-28 on full. A smaller DIY soft box camera left (12" x 17") with an SB-600 was camera left - I think that was firing at 1/4 power. There is also a white foam core reflector camera right.

Strobes fired with eBay radio triggers

I know I could have done a better job with dust - both when shooting and cloning out dust specs - but they're just eBay photos.


Coolpix 8800 eBay shot on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Coolpix 8800 eBay shot on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Coolpix 8800 eBay shot on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
hi dear also i am like to Nikon Camera
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Nice shots!!
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Good job! This is a good example of why you need a large diffused light source to control those specular highlights.

If you want even better, more translucent ie: less opaque specular highlights, move the overhead softbox lower and closer to the subject. Try placing it a few inches above the set, just out of the crop. 2 ft. is pretty far above the set.
I'm not doubting you, but why would moving the softbox closer to the subject make it less opaque. It seems like it would just make it bigger.
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I'm not doubting you, but why would moving the softbox closer to the subject make it less opaque. It seems like it would just make it bigger.
Bigger and more translucent. Check out this lighting theme I wrote for Photo.Net.....

WEEKLY LIGHTING THEME: Controlling Specular Highlights............ - Photo.net Lighting Equipment and Techniques Forum
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Bigger and more translucent. Check out this lighting theme I wrote for Photo.Net.....

WEEKLY LIGHTING THEME: Controlling Specular Highlights............ - Photo.net Lighting Equipment and Techniques Forum
Cool, thanks, bro.


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