Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/11/03

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Subject: [Leica] success! but help!
From: faneuil at (Eric Korenman)
Date: Fri Nov 3 12:12:41 2006
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Yes - after I wrote my query I started thinking the same thing.
I will talk to her about 'still life' compositions. Fun with shallow depth
of field and lighting.

Stationary stationery behaves better than babies and dogs.


On 11/3/06, Lottermoser George <> wrote:
> I would assume that she wants you photograph her graphic design work
> as products rather than flat copies (if I'm wrong - you should scan
> them). And then a 3 fold brochure, stationery, bus card, envelope,
> etc. becomes a still life composition. Lighting is as complex or
> simple as you want to make it from creating a warm pool of light to a
> shadowless tent to a feeling of window light. I would assume that
> you'd discuss the "look" she wants with her before deciding on
> "shadow less."
> Regards,
> George Lottermoser
> On Nov 3, 2006, at 11:48 AM, Walt Johnson wrote:
> > Load your camera with tungsten film. Don't worry about diffuse,
> > soft light but simply feather  two 3400K  photo floods at 45
> > degrees to her prints.  Make sure they are equidistant from prints
> > and take a reading without  blocking any light. The entire
> > situation should be straight and level. Camera, lights and pictures
> > on wall.  A micro Nikkor is what I always used for copy work but
> > not a necessity.
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