Hi citruspurs amd Cam i am, sorry I have not posted,back, I don't really remember this post.
[i]This is where I am now, as copied from my second post a few days ago..
Thanks Bob, I've found my first post
don't remember that
I've been like a bluebottle round a turd since then,scouring the net for info regards the camera, lighting, colour management not to mention photoshop.
! This is where I am now...
Settled for tungsten lighting, just simple work lamps fixed in position for consistency, aimed at a white ceiling, then various smaller tungsten lamps to fiddle with.
Studio completely blacked out, no daylight at all.
Studio walls painted a light grey matt, plus as little colour as possible everywhere else.
Got rid of light tent as I found it too creatively restrictive and a lighting dead end.
I bought a Spyder 3 pro and calibrate my monitor (brilliant)a Spyder cube and a colour checker Passport to play with white balance etc.
I so completely fell out of love with photoshop, that I think all things adobe are just too irritatingly obscure and unintuitive for me at the mo.
Is it just me or dose anyone else think elements is like a kids comp game, lots of hidden cheats and secret stuff???.
I now use the blessed DPP software for all editing, I love it to bits and I'm currently playing with the picture style editor.
Still using the kit lens but did buy a cheap canon nifty fifty which, up to date, was a waste of money for what I'm doing, but it loves my grandson
Camera used tethered, in manual mode (mostly) on a tripod, against mainly matt black or white backgrounds although I am playing with other stuff.
My problem is remembering what I have read up on. I have digested the bits I actually think I need, but I get embarrassed not knowing about focal lengths and stuff that must seem obvious to others, but just wont stay in my cranium.
I will post some pics later tonight for some feed back,
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.