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    Hi all. I have been taking photos with a Canon Powershot A80 in a small setup with a white background. Usually, my photos will turn up to have small black shaded gradients at the corners which I have to manually remove it in PS.
    In some photos, the black shaded regions can get darker.
    Is this normally due to the limitation of the camera, bad lighting or any other reason?

    This is an example (only did resize in PS)

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    Default Re: Lighting Setup Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Rume View Post
    Hi all. I have been taking photos with a Canon Powershot A80 in a small setup with a white background. Usually, my photos will turn up to have small black shaded gradients at the corners which I have to manually remove it in PS.
    In some photos, the black shaded regions can get darker.
    Is this normally due to the limitation of the camera, bad lighting or any other reason?

    This is an example (only did resize in PS)
    That seems to be the effects of vignetting (IMHO), it's the lens i think. Nothing you can do about it, other than PP.
    Last edited by 9V-Orion Images; 20th April 2009 at 12:26 AM.

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    Wat's the lighting used??

    Could be that the flash wasn't able to reach all the corners properly
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    What does it mean by "vignetting" and "PP"?
    I'm using a table lamp (diffuser) and a foil reflector on the front, and another table lamp (horizontal tube) at the top of the setup.
    The camera sits on a tripod.

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    Default Re: Lighting Setup Issue

    Vignetting occurs when there is an impedance on your lens or the light source does not illuminate your subject evenly.

    Read here for more info :

    Wiki

    an example of how it may look like :



    PP = Post processing (aka photoshopping)
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    Hmm.. so it's the limitation of my camera.. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rume View Post
    Hmm.. so it's the limitation of my camera.. Thank you!
    you can shoot not so close up to your subject, and crop it away, it is not an issue, since you can set at the largest file and downsize your images.
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    Default Re: Lighting Setup Issue

    Yep, normally I do that for colored backgrounds.
    If is white, using the highlight tool in PS can remove the black shaded regions pretty well.

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