Sunday, November 6, 2011

DIY Mini Cyc

After viewing some Mini Cyc's out of the B&H magazine, I thought there could be a cheaper alternative.

Fast forward: Stopped by Walmart to pick up some totes and saw this:

 Decided to make a few adjustments:

Took a trip into the boy's room.  Placed the Cyc on the porch in full sun and shot this.

Used lightroom to bring more contrast and clarity.  I"m sure with a little PS work the shadow of the domed bottom would be of little significance.

As done below, and throw in a little B+W for fun...

(Disclaimer: My monitor sucks, and I can't see the shades of white.  After 10 uploads, I think I have it as close as I'm gonna get it.  New Monitor is placed on my Wish List. If it doesn't work this time, I"m painting my mini-cyc black!) p.s. close enough for now, got a kid on my lap and work is waiting...still like to fix the shadow and make it more natural, but that'll have to wait.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wish List

Well, tore down the studio from the back building. Real bummer, didn't work out like I'd hoped. Moved stuff to attached garage. More practical, but i'm having a few more difficulties. Looking to move away from constructed wall to get a portable background. Next on my list is more lights. I was hoping to save money with the constructed wall and spend my money on my lights.

(I think i'd be chipper, but my kid is running a fever, and that's no fun)