Everybody knows that the quality and the angle of light is very important in obtaining a good picture. What I have right now is a flash (a modern one) and some non-TTL antique remote cord which I used to use some 30 years ago for macro-photography. I am in the process of “studying” what are the current accessories that I need for modern macro-photography, e.g. Nikon SC-29 off-camera AFTTL cord, MC-36 remote cord, etc.
Last week, I bought some iris, yellow-and-white in color . I knew that they would fade away soon, but I just couldn’t resist its beauty. I used these flowers as the subject of my experiment of lighting. Thanks to digital technology, my approach was simply trial-and-error. I first put the flowers on my studio bench (kitchen counter top), take a few pictures with natural light from the window. And then waited for the “arrival” of sunshine to take a second round. The third round was to put up some background paper (some remnant Japanese printed fabric I bought in Japan), and used my antique non-TTL cord with the SB800 flash unit. I don’t think I can call it a success, I believe I had a slightly better idea of lighting and most importantly, I had a lot of fun. Here are the results.
那天上超級市場, 夲想看看有沒有白色的雛菊。 突然間被這種 Iris (鳶尾) 所吸引。喜其清新可人, 顏色鮮嫩。尤有進者, 花向三方伸出, 構造上與傳統筒式迥異。 雖知其不耐久, 仍買來实騐。 我仍在阅读資料, 才能决定買那些配件能容許闪燈作TTL操作。所以目前还用卅多年前的古董線。 幸好数碼技術令我可以嘗試前進而不費分文。 下面是实騐結果。