Online learning log for the BA(Hons) degree course at the Open College of the Arts UK, by Tim Tucker LRPS
Contrasts - Part 2
Now I really begin to see the pitfalls in the what I've set out to achieve, because as well as the expected photographic issues of shooting smallish objects up close (shallow depth of field and obtaining accurate focus), there also the very annoying issue of every spec of dust, pet hair, grit etc., literally looming large in every image. Unfortunately there's nothing for it but to keep the blower-brush to hand and to be vigilant, both during shooting and later in Photoshop.
Here's the affect of the black card as mentioned in Part 1: