November 11th – K & A Soaps Gift Baskets

By: JosiahE

Nov 20 2010

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Category: Photo A Day

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:24mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/50 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D


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Good Afternoon,

Here is a quick shot I took in a very make shift studio of my Karen & Abigail’s beautiful gift baskets full of their hand-crafted, goat’s milk, soaps. Check out their site for more info on these amazing soaps:
kandasoaps.blogspot.com

For this shot I took a small curtain and hung it from the lower drawer of a chest of drawers, I then set up the camera about 5 inches off the ground using my Manfrotto tripod. The next step was to adjust my settings to kill 90% of the ambient light and then dial in the exposure using my 430 EX II with a bounce diffuser. The new technology in the 7D enables me to fire the flash remotely using an IR signal from the pop-up flash which gives a lot of control over where the light is placed. After all of my settings were in place I just experimented with light placement until I found something that was focused enough but also provided a somewhat even lighting.

Enjoy!
~Josiah

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