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Complementary to the other answer (by @b-shaw), which focusses on creating this effect in post processing, I'll try to explain how you can achieve this effect "in real life". Your camera captures light (fotons). So you need a light source (in your example at the right side, above the field of view of the camera) and something the light can reflect upon. ...


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"Auto Lighting Optimizer" is Canon's term for in-camera post-processing to automatically adjust shadows and highlights in high-contrast images. Nikon has a similar feature called " "Active D-Lighting", and other makers have corresponding capabilities as well. These all do the same thing: they adjust the tone curve so shadows are brightened and highlights ...


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I'm not a professional photographer, but I'd be fairly sure the answer to this one is "no" as Auto Lighting Optimizer has an effect only if you're shooting JPEG or processing with Digital Photo Professional. As the workflow for the majority of professional photographers probably don't do either of those, Auto Lighting Optimizer is a dead option for them. ...


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What about starting a blog? You could document your pre-shoot notes, then add some set up shots, and finally some of the resulting shots. Not only does it document your learning process, it's there for others to learn from too. Plus you can get feedback through the comments.


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A holographic diffuser uses holograms to achieve better control over the diffusion compared with simple diffusive materials like ground glass, most importantly it reduces backscatter (less light is reflected backwards). Holograms are usually made by embossing specific very small-scale patterns on a material which have the desired effect on incoming light. ...


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Looks like you're looking at umbrella swivels on eBay. Those designations don't really mean anything--they're not a naming standard, and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of differences among them. The main styles generally are whether it's compact with a knob, or the more traditional size with a handle, and then there are more variants for a) holding a ...


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Have you considered a wiki for keeping track or your notes and organising things. It would handle images which you could generate by either photographing your sketches or using some other software. You could go as far as drawing reusable components in illustrator and simply plonking them in the right position and exporting it to .svg when you need. ...


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Here are two white-balance adjusted photos taken in two different lighting situations. Was the color temperature significantly different between the shots? With very different light sources you won't be able to achieve exactly same look with just a white balance card, especially if one of the lighting situations involved light sources like fluorescent ...


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I use ALO on normal on my camera, but only for the on-camera preview. I haven't verified if it makes a difference on the camera preview with any definitive test, but it was the default setting and I never found a reason to change it since it doesn't impact the RAW files themselves. I don't check preview images often, but when I do, I like it if they are ...


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I don't know when they were first used, but I can find some easy examples from the 20th century. For example: American Photo, Jan-Feb 1992, page 116, "A User's Guide to Know-How", by Russell Hart: [...] shoot the subject on a sheet of clear plexiglass [...] and run your white seamless a foot or two behind the plexi. Make sure your lighting keeps the ...



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