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just crumpled a sheet of shiny gold material I bought at the art supply store
and put it on a sheet of cardboard for support.
Then, with the table lamp - quite bright - skimming off the gold material, I
tried to skim some of that reflected gold light back onto the subject. Myself,
I like the warm glow on this image over a flash.
My setting on the Cam was PROGRAM MODE. Only CONTRAST AUTO FIX and
small amount of SHARPENING was used on the P. C.
A good idea.
Also in post processing some over emphasis with hue and saturation can bring out that gold without moving to Wild West.:)
Thanks sharing Norm.
If the idea helps someone, I am happy.
My next image, I will have to try to work with hue and saturation.
As I study the gold reflector, I love the warm tone it gives over a piece of cooking foil or flash (unless filters are used with them).
Right now, I am working hard at studying 'skimming' or 'glancing' my light on a subject so I do not flatten the subject's features with direct llight.
Also, I will put in the b & w version (done in Saturation on the P C) to show this version.
This is not fancy, but it shows that the gold can be used to give a warm cast to models.
This toy is 5" from the rear of the cab to the front of the pilot. It was done the same way as the doll.
While at the shoppling center, I tried an image of Anne with the Gold Foil just outside the skylight's brightest area.
A good lesson was learned here - do not use the skylight's light level if the sun - is quite bright. A better option is to stay on the outside edge if using a reflector or even a low powered flash. Or wait until the light level drops suffeciently before using the skylight area itself.
Using a reflector, I am able to see how the light level is on a subject and how each light level affects said reflector's reflected light. A flash does not give me the opportunity to see - before the image - how the light from the flash will work with the skylight's light as well as a reflector.
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