Red & Gold Circuitry


Havant, United Kingdom

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Image of a high end Gold Plated Printerd Circuit Board with a Red Mask.
Details : Nikon D200 / Sigma 105 /F2.8 macro EX DC with SLD glass lens, tripod mounted.
I used 3 Studio lights ,( 2x 60cm softboxes + 1 Honeycomb “hairlight” )
The lens was in macro mode at approx 8 inches from subject.
Flash by X syncy cord, Camera Rear Curtain Flash combined Aperture priority at 140 iso.
Xp compensation -1stop Matrix metering mode
XP was 6 seconds at F32

when i set out to make the image, i tries to make the PCB more dynamic by holding it at an angle by using a retort stand. because i was in macro mode the depth of field was very restricted, & so i had to go for a very small aperture to regaing the overall focus , i set the ISO to 140 and Adopted Aperture priority. ( i normally go for 100 to maintain max quality & minimum noise.) AP allowed the camera to determine the final EXP ,i needed to use a tripod due to the 6 sec Exposure. I opted for rear curtain Programmed Flash. My reasoning behind this is worth mentioning. the Flash will blast the image & give a harsh Washed out look, It also casts big shadows, & a Black background , Portraits often have a blue tinge to them. If you opt for rear curtain synch. ( in aperture priority mode) the camera attempts to Fully Expose the full image ( imagine an indoor scene < shadows, black back ground et> ).
But justas the shutter begins to close, Bang the flash fires & hits the Foreground !, very quickly the camera shuts down the flash & tries to compensate for what would be Massive ocerexposure. What you end up with is ( hopefully ) a brightly lit & well Colouerd image with Few Shadows. Try it with an indoor portrait, where there is at least 10 feet behind the subject, That will really show this Technique to its full.
any feed back is most welcome Pos Or Neg it’s all good.

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