Friday, November 2, 2012

Black Light and Glow in the Dark Polish

Hello Tadpoles,
   I am so sorry that I have not posted anything for some time. Ok, so I have been busy doing several things. I had been nervous about my Husband starting a new job, Truck Driving. I bite and damaged my nails. So I did not stamp them. But this week, I decided that I wanted to try to figure out how to take pictures of  "Glow in the Dark" nail polish.
   I had never used Glow in the Dark (GITD) so I contacted by awesome friend, Sandy over at  Beaching Nails. Sandy and I have become friends through several nail stamping groups on Facebook. Sandy is a person that does so of the most beautiful manicures that I have ever seen. She was able to help me and my husband figure out to take proper pictures.
  Here is what we finally were able to capture. Unfortunately,It took us about 10 attempts.

 We went to Walmart and purchased a GE Black Light 60. We read in an article on ehow. This article was about how to photograph objects the glow in the dark. Of course, the wise Sandy was able to provide me with this link.
  I used two top coats of China Glaze-Ghoulish Glaze-1024. I then stamped four different fingers. Then topping it with another coat of Ghoulish Glaze. I had just gotten home from Rite Aid where I bought several other GITD polishes. I applied one coat of Pumpkin Glow in the Dark Orange Polish.
   After reading and playing around, we figured out how to take the pictures. Here are the steps that we used:
  1. Set the dial to "A" (Aperture priority auto)
  2. Set the Flash Compensation to -3.0.
  3. Set the Exposure Compensation to 5.0.
  4. Place your Tripod as close as possible. Focus the picture.
  5. Leave the Black Light on till picture is taken.
  6. Move the AF box to the design on the nails to focus on.
  7. For a solid black background, turn off the light.
  8. Click the picture shoot button.
  9. Turn off the Black Light.
  10. Wait till the camera photograph light comes on so that you know that the picture was taken.
  I hope that you are able to capture your Glow-In-The Dark manicure. Patience is the number one thing that you will need.
   Have a great day.  Let me know how your pictures turn out.




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