Orange Fizz--a new drink shot for your sipping pleasure! (1 img)

Started May 27, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Cynthia FarrWeinfeld
Cynthia FarrWeinfeld Veteran Member • Posts: 4,512
Orange Fizz--a new drink shot for your sipping pleasure! (1 img)

I was really psyched this afternoon that after watching one of Jim Zuckerman's fabulous videos in the Master Photo Workshops series on Selections, I finally learned how to make an alpha mask, which allowed me to select the white background of this photo, which was a bit drabber than this, and brighten it up. I also figured out how to do a better curves layer and was able to beef up the contrast on the photo itself, which made it much more tasty looking, I believe.

Taken at f/29 with the K20D and the Kit 18-55mm AL II lens on a tripod of course as it was a 2.5 sec exposure in natural, cloudy light against a white card background, using another white card to bounce any extra light onto the orange and the left side of the glass. . .

This does NOT mean that I am some kind of natural light purist--I prefer to think of myself as a "POOR-IST," one who cannot afford expensive lighting and must make do with what one has available--therefore, the natural light! lol!

Thanks for looking, Cindy
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