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Hands In A Shot


    Key Points to Remember

    • Used to show a sense of scale, or to show the item in use.
    • Crop into the forearm to include the entire hand and part of the wrist.
    • Use a white card if needed to reflect and add light under the hands if needed. Place this card opposite to your main light source.
    • Turn your flash ?off? for accurate color and to preserve the control of your lighting set up.
    • Set the camera?s white balance to ?tungsten? and use 2-3 200watt soft white lightbulbs to light your set.
    • To avoid camera shake and blurry images, use a tripod, activate the self timer function, prefocus with the shutter release button, wait for the focus confirmation (either green light or audible beep), and use a tripod, along with the camera?s self timer function.
    • Bracket your exposures with exposure compensation, and shoot with the tungsten white balance setting.

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