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Diffuse technology

I wanted to experiment with making my own diffuser. In this example I set the white balance to tungsten (on my camera), then held a sheet of A4 white paper in front of the light source (hence the 1.5 second exposure time despite the bulb being inches from the subjects). This allowed me to get the 'sexy' highlight on the headphones which were previously over exposing and looked blown out. I used an F2.8 aperture to get some subtle Bokeh/DoF, a custom Photoshop action to give everything a nice blue/grey look and feel then a serious use of the healing brush to remove all the specs of dust. I was really impressed with the difference that made, even on the iPod's screen which includes the LCD's quite complicated texture.


The camera was tripod mounted and given a timed shutter response to make sure there was no 'camera shake'. Next year I'm definately buying a macro lens, I'm so looking forward to that.

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Taken on October 14, 2006