Speaking of no light, last night is a perfect example of why I wanted to do a less demanding project. Although, I was able to get some great shots with no natural night. It was just the situation of me at a deadline needing to make a decision. I didn't want to feel this way for 365 days! Once a week is good enough for me! So, my pictures...the following pictures were taken with completely artificial light, no beautiful natural light streaming through the windows, no flash...just a lamp, white foam board and a homemade reflector.
Here's the set-up I used ( I took these this morning after I decided I wanted to share it with you)
This is my homemade reflector, I made it out of foam core board and a crinkled up emergency blanket you can find in the camping section. It was very noisy project, but these reflectors work quite well. I have one that is on white foam board, I use the white side when I need subtle reflection and I have one on black foam board, which comes in handy if you need to get rid of some light or just block light.
Again all artificial light, but no flash...I used my 35mm lens switching between f/3 and f/4, ISO 200, I think the big key here was that I set my own white balance, instead of using a preset WB or auto WB.
I did the same to all the pics on PSE, I added a little contrast, a little deep pop and the I added a denim vintage color effect to it. Just some slight tweaking, the light and white balance were unchanged in post-processing
I'm really excited about this project, just look at all those colors!