Half transparent rice paper wasn’t as easy as I thought to photograph. I know you can glue it onto some harder surface but Linn didn’t want that.. Here’s how I did:
(above taken by Linn with DP2)
I thought I was smart – and the setup looked advanced enough but in the computer I realized that this type of paper and light coming from the side isn’t working. That was yesterday, so yesterday! Today I tried another way.
(Above taken with iPhone)
By using my own computer as a light table and light from a big window I got a shadow free result. If you want to try you can make a white image and use it in the screen saver.
Still, it’s hard to get the “white” feeling that rice paper has – the second picture was easier as it didn’t have as “fine” light details as the first one. If you have any good idea about how to do a better job, please tell me. And Yes, I tried many different exposures and it’s pretty easy to go over the edge so to speak. I can give you the raw if you want to have a go. :)
(in Sigma Photo Pro)
Perhaps the last one is even too white and I’m not sure it’s even in perfect focus. hehe. I photoshoped the wrong version. grr