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Orange and manual overload

12 Sep

orange

As you know, I got my Nikon SB 600 flashgun and only know how to use one setting. I tried reading the manual but got lost in the formulas. So, if I really want to get the right settings, I need to bring out my other Nikon D40 manual and compare notes. That give me so much headache, I decided to just go through trials and errors.

orange

Overall, I am not happy with these photos because I want the orange to ooze juices like those advertisements and I couldn’t get the sharpness I want. Still can’t figure out why. I use aperture priority, manual focus setting, aperture around f13 and above.

Since I use the flashgun, how did the shadow appear?

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Never mind, I will go and eat more oranges till I get the sharpness I want. Oranges are good for your skin!

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9 Comments

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  1. Nita

    September 12, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Nice photos. Love it. By the way, congrats on being the blog of the day at PPP!

     
  2. weirdoux

    September 12, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    i macam kenal jer dengan muka “Blog Of the Day” di payperpost tadi…wakakakaka

     
  3. moo_t

    September 12, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Hmmm, why don’t you spray some water to make the orange looks juicy.

    Anyway, you didn’t diffuse the flash properly ;) try make youself a DIY macro “photo studio”.

    What you need to do is put sb600 outside the “strobist”, enable SB600 slave mode, and use you D40 flash to trigger it. And you can see some TTL slave trigger results here. :)
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/ittlslave.htm

     
  4. Kraig Grayson

    September 12, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    I like the layout of your website and the pictures look crisp. Congrats on being PPP’s blog of the day.

     
  5. bennyliew.com

    September 13, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Nice Macro Shot, Hmm just need some photoshoping now..to auto level the photos much more beautifull :) and try making the setting of the camera changed :)

    Anyway nice photos.

    and congrates with the blog of the day at PPP

     
  6. Lilian

    September 13, 2007 at 12:49 am

    benny – Tks

    kraig – Welcome and thanks for dropping by

    moo_t – Lazy ler, I got a fake photo studio, a white cloth ‘cabinet’ I bought from Ikea

    weirdoux – Mana lari oso terserempak dengan 5xmom. LOL

    nita – Thanks! :)

     
  7. cool looking stuff

    September 13, 2007 at 1:35 am

    congrats on blog of the day

     
  8. ijustgotblogged

    September 13, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Nice website and pictures, congrats on the blog of the day from PPP.

     
  9. sigrid

    September 14, 2007 at 3:07 am

    ohh…whatever you say! these oranges look lovely…and yummy! i never thought oranges could look this yummy! :-)