“All that glitters”

… most certainly isn’t gold, unfortunately! ๐Ÿ™‚ Abstract macro of some old costume jewellery.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/49948841197/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Best wishes,

Leigh

Macro lighting, greenscreen and post processing video (1 Hour long) !

Hi folks,

A mammoth video today, ๐Ÿ™‚

An hour long video, a quick run-through including my macro lighting setup, Olympus Capture and Workspace,ย  Green Screen Wizard Studio Pro, DXO Photolab 3, Luminar 4, Topaz Sharpen A.I and NIK Viveza 2 Software. I’ve not attempted to detail all the many powerful features of the software but rather to describe a few of the features that I frequently use and find the most useful.

Kind regards

Leigh

Let there be light

Hi folks,

I have a new addition to my macro lighting, a battery/DC adapter powered RGB LED light with Android control App.ย  The unit has power output setting from 0-100% in +/- 5% adjustments and one can adjust the colour temperature, saturation, hue etc..

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I have also upgraded my Green Screen Wizard software to the Pro Studio version which includes a very useful and well-featured editor.

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Bus on the shore

Kind regards

Leigh

“I’ll only be five minutes”

Hi folks,

I shot the backdrop especially for this blue-screen composite macro shot. I wanted the car parked right in front of all of those no parking notices. ๐Ÿ™‚

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/49931298157/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Best wishes, stay safe guys,

Leigh

Blue screen macro

Hi folks,

A blue-screen macro of a London bus model and a London Street background. Combining all my various photographic interests, landscape, macro and painterly work.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/49929304161/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

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Best wishes,

Leigh

“When in Rome” Macro

Hi folks,

A green-screen shot of Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa model and a backdrop of one of my shots of Rome. What better setting for it.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/49926544108/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

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MACRO FOR BLOG

Although the backdrops that came withe the light tent are okay they are a sort of lint material that attract dust like it’s going out of fashion and show even the tiniest scuff mark and there’s always the problem of wrinkles and getting an even lighting. With this in mind I bought a pack of 25 sheets of A4 green card and the same in blue for about ยฃ2.00 each. I’ve also used some wood block to raise the stage a bit to allow for better camera angles. Lastly I bought one of those cheap “helping hand” things which I’ve not used here which can hold small things like flower stems etc. or one of my sheets of coloured gels.

The Greenscreen Wizard software (which also does blue screen) allows for scaling and positioning of, in this case the model car, but one has to experiment with getting the perspective, lighting and shadows right to suit the background image. I discovered aย  very useful feature of the Olympus Capture tethering software is that one can display and overlay image (the background) and this makes these thing a bit easier to setup else it’s down to trial and error.

Best wishes,

Leigh