Small things look great with a long focal length lens and high speed flash to darken the background. Here’s my experiment with a small pearl necklace in a box. I set it up on a table top with a black cloth, 4 Godox TT685 flashes using a wireless trigger, and Nikon Z 6 with a Nikkor Z 24-200mm lens.
Singapore at dusk
Singapore’s iconic financial district in the late afternoon. An HDR panorama composed of several images. Shot handheld with Nikon Z6.
Singapore at twilight (HDR Panorama)
An HDR Panorama of Singapore skyline in the fading daylight at dusk. This image is constructed from dozens of photos shot handheld with Nikon Z6 and then stitched in Microsoft Image Compositing Editor.
Singapore at night
Singapore’s most famous icon Merlion with Marina Bay Sands Hotel in the background. Shot handheld with Nikon Z6 and later enhanced for noise reduction in Photoshop.
Singapore at night
Helix Bridge in Singapore.
A sweeping HDR panorama of Singapore skyline constructed from more than 30 individual photos using Microsoft’s Image Compositing Editor and later edited in Photoshop for color, contrast and details enhancements. The additional drama in the sky is just a lucky coincidence!
The Forum Shops
Fountain outside Forum Shops,Â Caesar’sÂ Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bellagio, Las Vegas
Famous Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. You can see the Ceasar’s Palace in the background. Las Vegas looks best at night (see other photos on this blog) but at times it can look beautiful in day time too. I like this photo for the reflection and the white-grey clouds in the sky. Shot with Nikon D7000 and Nikon 10-24mm lens. January 2011.
Venetian, Las Vegas
I was in Las Vegas for CES 2011. While there I took my new D7000 to shoot some photos of casinos and hotels. D7000 has very good high-ISO performance. At ISO 1100 this photo still shows no noticeable noise. I have tested this camera a fair bit and images with ISO 6400 are quite usable. Shot with Nikon D7000 and Nikon 10-24mm lens.
Focal length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30s