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by Vian Esterhuizen

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bio website blog.dabblelabs.co.uk
location London, United Kingdom
age 34
visits member for 3 years
seen Jul 13 '13 at 15:06

I have been between a lot of jobs for a very long time. Three A-levels, three incomplete degrees, a handful of very short jobs, and a whole load of hobbies and free time. But no money which sucks! But YOLO, and here I am.

Electronics, programming, (Java, Android, PHP & others) are what keep me going, hopefully I'll find a flexible job where I have value in one of those fields.

I'm planning to find a way to become an electrician without having to do slave labour as an apprentice for years, so have picked up electrical installation theory books and UK regulations and am making my way through those. In the mean time, I have a few ideas for Android apps to tide me over. Wish me luck!


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted How to achieve good scenic photos without HDR?
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asked How to achieve good scenic photos without HDR?
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comment Product shot of a vase with decals: reflections obscuring decals
I will work on that, but it was very simple, camera on same hight as vase looking directly at it, with black cloth under and all around the setup (vase, camera, lights). I tried putting between 1 and 3 lights in just about all conceivable positions with no luck. The polariser definitely helped with one light at a time, mainly as point light sources. Cheers
Jun
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comment Product shot of a vase with decals: reflections obscuring decals
Thanks for your answer. Being a spherical base base, the only time the lights didnt produce specular reflections via the vase was having the lights behind the vase. But this meant the front of the vase wasn't lit! I used back cloth surrounding the vase in all directions to fix the problem of spill reflections from walls etc. I think I might investigate GIMP's scripting capabilities so I can automate stitching of two or three photos with one light in two or three positions for items arranged in identical ways, I will report back on results, might be a while lol. Any other ideas are very welcome
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awarded  Supporter
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asked Product shot of a vase with decals: reflections obscuring decals