Macro Variations 1
Spent yesterday doing a test set of macro variations using a test bug I happen to still have left over from the autumn. It's not the prettiest of bugs but the aim of the exercise was more about lighting and background rather than subject beauty.
Macro variation 1 seems like the nicest result of the lot - it was shot with 2 solid diffusers one on top and one below (no beauty dish).
This had a deliberately gradient analogous background which works well, I think. The background is created by shooting into a smallHD field monitor with a photoshop gradient showing. PP was done using topaz detail, noise ninja and CS3.
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