Lighting Setup Issue


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Rume

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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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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.
 

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zac08

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Wat's the lighting used??

Could be that the flash wasn't able to reach all the corners properly
 

Rume

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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.
 

zac08

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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)
 

Rume

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Hmm.. so it's the limitation of my camera.. Thank you!
 

Rume

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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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