STEP BY STEP SIM­PLE STILL-LIFE SHOTS

Learn how to eas­ily set up your home stu­dio, tri­pod, and Canon Dlsr and lens

Photo Plus - - Canon Skills -

01 flat-white back­drop

We sim­ply used a 1.37m Las­to­lite Su­per White pa­per back­drop and rolled it out on our kitchen floor, and po­si­tioned both soft­boxes fairly close and three­quar­ters over­head for equal light­ing across the frame.

02 ver­sa­tile Tri­pod

We’re set­ting up a ‘flat lay’ photo, which is shoot­ing straight down on top of our still-life sub­ject; in our case, a pea­cock china set. We’ve used a Man­frotto tri­pod with ex­tend­able cen­tral col­umn to com­pose.

03 lens setup

We used our ver­sa­tile 24-70mm lens so we can cap­ture wide and tighter shots with the twist of the zoom. For the straight-down view, we zoomed into to 55mm to en­sure the tri­pod legs didn’t ap­pear in shot.

04 man­ual cam­era con­trol

When us­ing flash lights, you’ll need to use Man­ual mode to con­trol both aper­ture and shut­ter speed. For enough depth of field we shot at f/13, 1/160 sec, ISO100, then we set our flash heads to 2.7 power.

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