I’m still experimenting with my setups and with different ways of lighting.
The screenshot displays two images of the one and only battered drawing triangle I sometimes use as a test image for setting up focus and distance (manual gets me closer to the object than AF)
The left shot was taken with indirect daylight from an overcast sky.
The right shot was taken with an Aputure AL-MX with highest colour temperature and medium power settings. Let’s disregard the different WB (shots both taken with camera set to 5200K) and see what the directional qualities of the light does.
Note: both shots are unsharpened and the brighter contours visible in the right image come from the paint that sticks out a little, preventing finger oils and dirt from getting too close.
Fuzzy daylight seems to eliminate most of the triangle’s smudges and scratches while keeping the shot sharp anyway. What if we could use this effect to reduce effort for cloning/healing in Lightroom?
Does anyone of you have similar practical experience when scanning negatives?