Sunday, May 01, 2005

Still Messing With Photography


oz in window 1
Originally uploaded by terpkristin.
As usual, it seems, I'm still messing with my camera and testing things out with my favorite subject, the Oz-meister.

It seems that to negate the graininess caused by the white flecks in his fur, simple diffusion of the flash doesn't work very well (I tried a few different methods to make the flash on the camera more diffuse). What is more inconvenient is that it seems that the best way to reduce the graininess is to use a lot of light, natural and otherwise. My next attempts at improving my light setup for general photography will be to use some of the external flashes I tend to use with my SLR camera (non-digital), and then to pick up a Firefly Electronics flashgun slave (so I can use a separate flash situated in a different position and aimed in a different direction to get better overall lighting), which is similar to one I played around with for some cave photography I did awhile back (still haven't been able to scan those pictures, though).

Alas. Tips or suggestions for my flash/lighting problems and for my photos in general are always welcome. :) Enjoy.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

your cat is sooo cute.

Brian C Merrell said...

Do you let your cat outside? Is he looking to escape, or just too lazy? (Looks comfortable on that window sill.)

kristin, a/k/a gimpy said...

Oz was a feral kitten (we found him when we estimate he was about 2-3 weeks old and was abandoned with about 7 other kittens). After the mess I had to clean up with him (fleas, mites, and a lot of other little problems), I decided he'd be a housecat. He loves to sit in the window and look outside. While I'm sure he doesn't remember his feral life, he does like to try to get the bugs on the screen and seeing birds and squirrels run by drives him bonkers. Guess it's those cat instincts. He's really good about playing with and killing any insects that come into the apartment, too (spiders in particular).

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