Friday, October 15, 2010

Photographing pots

Here's what I came up with for shooting my cups for the upcoming Crimson Laurel Gallery exhibit AND my upcoming ETSY CUP SALE. I switched from a 60 watt CFL bulb to a 250 watt tungsten bulb. The color is much better. I'm still getting some bounced reflection on the underneath of some cups, but it's okay.
"Bird jar," Helios porcelain, Helmer Slip, Salt-glazed, Cone 10

6 comments:

Michael Kline said...

Looks great! You might want to increase your depth of field. The lid looks a little fuzzy, but that could just be my blurry eyes this morning!

Increasing your aperature would mean a longer exposure time. I set my timer so I don't shake the camera as I click. But my tripod is really rickety.

Hollis Engley said...

That looks real good, Kyle. And I think maybe Michael didn't have his glasses on this morning. The bird does look sharply focused to me, though maybe the dark background behind it makes it a bit indistinct. But I'd be happy with that shot.

Michael Kline said...

Yes, the bird is in focus, but if you follow the line of the lid down from the bird to the jar its fuzzy.

Where are my reading glasses!?

Captcha is "fablidst". Ironic?

Linda Starr said...

Interesting set up, thanks for posting about the bulbs too, I'm working on my cube set up ongoing.

-Rob, Simple Circle Studios said...

Cup sale, you say? It must be catching.

Erik Haagensen said...

Rig your lightbox with a polarizing film, and add a circular polarizing filter to the camera lens. Then have fun dialing the reflection away and watching the colors get super-rich.