for the underexposed pictures. I took some really wonderful pictures of
this dress and then accidentally deleted all of them. :( Then I had
what I'll classify as a "photography malfunction". I don't know if it
was the photographer (me), the camera or the lighting, but I couldn't
get the lighting right!!! Argh!!! Then my camera kept turning off
every time I took a picture. (I had dropped my it a week before and
was freaking out.) Anyway, I'm happy to say that after one frantic trip
to the photography store and my refusal to leave until they told
me what I was doing wrong, I figured out what was the problem. I'm going
to go ahead and share it, because even though it's boring and highly technical, it gives you an idea of how ridiculously prone to
screwing-up photography is. (If you ever see a photograph that you love, thank the photographer - she probably sweat blood and tears in order to take the shot.)
So, I get this glowing background effect by putting a light behind the curtain that I'm standing in front of. I have another light about 10 feet in front of me that's a little off to the side and it's turned up 50% brighter than the one behind me. Here's the important part: behind that curtain and the light is my guest bedroom. At the back of the bedroom is a small window, that is perfectly positioned to get sun all day. For whatever reason, I decided to leave the bedroom door open that day. Big mistake! When I left the door open, the window wound up being exactly behind the light, which was exactly behind the curtain, which was exactly behind me. So, then I had more light behind me than in front and that ruined my perfect ratio. :( It's that simple. I harassed several professional photographers, camped out in my local photography store for over an hour, glared at people's back to silently persuade them to stop chatting with the store's light expert and apparently shattered another guy's manhood by not believing that I was the victim of invisible fingerprints on the lens. After all that, we figured out that closing my guest room door would've fixed the problem...Sigh....
Anyway, everything is now all right in Merrie-ville, and I'll have these pictures to help me remember my lesson! Does anyone else have a job or hobby that's finicky like this?
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