Here’s what a first experiment with a light tent gives. These are objects brought from our trips:
A nutcracker Christmas ornament from Quebec city(with Quebec colors). Behind, a souvenir copy of the Declaration of Independence bought in Philly!
One of my Nan Nan’s plates. I put it on a Santa hat to try to get a better result. It was iffy going with the light colors (I think that may have needed a stronger lighting for this type of subject).
For the anecdote, this plate, a second plate and a creamer were given to my by one of my cousins. These precious objects(that were all owner by my paternal Grandmother)were carried in a backpack through a Greyhound bus from San Diego to San Francisco, then in the plane all the way to France.
The caption ( “Speak for yourself, John” makes me laugh. Depicting John & Priscilla Alden of colonial America fame. But, John is also my father’s name!
The lens was probably the most costly souvenir. This is a Sigma macro lens that D bought in San Francisco .
I’ll get techy: It is a 70-300 mm, f 4-5.6. I still have to learn how to use it; consider this a bucket project.
The bracelet on top is obviously not D’s- It is a Plumeria costume bracelet from our Hawaii trip.
Then, there are food items and housewares:
You can see an oven mit from San Francisco, goat’s milk soap bar, maple lollypop and maple mustard( just to try something unusual). We put a dab in our vinagrette.
It was an intense experience working with the light tent. Very worthwhile trying. The most delicate exercise was the lighting. I was moving the lamps nearer or further. I found that backlighting the objects often gave a nice result. I used 1/10 sec, with f 4-5 and low ISO ( I found 200 good).
I love how this dude came out on the light tent. Take a bow, Monsieur:
Have a good day, everyone!