to I went out to take photo for the next project. During setup, the sun was out and giving me amazing lighting. It took me about 5 mins to find a composition that I liked and to adjust my camera settings. But by the time I was ready to take my plates, a large cloud had pasted over.
In the meantime, I took my instant film camera around the nearby area and took some pretty cool photos.
I came running back when the sun started to peak out again. The light had shifted greatly and I had to quickly shift the scene down. Since it was a rush job, my focus and composition became slightly off. The sun did not last long. I was able to take a clean plate, and HDR before it was gone again.
Maybe if I had grabbed the grey sphere, these photos could have been usable. But the second setup isn't as strong as the first. I like the closeness of the first composition where it's like I'm about to draw a doodle of my CG object.
I did wait around for a couple more minutes. Maybe, just maybe, there would be one more chance to see the sun again. But, alas, the clouds became a dark shades of grey and thunder was booming from a distance. I quickly packed up. I do plan on having a reshoot in a few day to try to recreate the first scene.
Bonus: Behind the Scenes
There's no better feeling than aligning the camera with the cube plate. This is after a long battle with the CG camera focal length, CG Cube scale, and slight tilt on the Z-axis.
The focal length of the cube plate is slightly different than what I used in my clean plate. The cube plate has a focal length of 24mm while the clean plate has a focal length of 20mm. Otherwise, the angle of camera is exactly the same. I think that in the future, I might have an issue with the scale of my objects.