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02-22-2015, 04:27 AM   #1
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I really like this shot - the textures are alive, and the lighting is dramatic. The only quibble I might have is the cinematic crop. Perhaps it's just because I'm used to seeing the 2:3 ratio, but I can't help feel like there's something missing. Perhaps if you used the full shot, you could do a gradient to black? Still, I like it very much!

Oh, and I would totally clone the two spots on the trapezoid above "CHINON."
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I really like this shot - the textures are alive, and the lighting is dramatic. The only quibble I might have is the cinematic crop. Perhaps it's just because I'm used to seeing the 2:3 ratio, but I can't help feel like there's something missing. Perhaps if you used the full shot, you could do a gradient to black? Still, I like it very much!

Oh, and I would totally clone the two spots on the trapezoid above "CHINON."
Thank You McCall

Spots cleaned, how I didn't notice those

Full shot dont give anything to this shot, there is nothing, even if pumped exposure up in LR.
Maybe if there have been some reflector...
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On the second shot, might get better if you can find a way to bring a little bit of highlight on the bottom portions of the body and lens, just enough to give you an idea of the shape.
Too top heavy and too much empty space at the bottom. At least bring some highlight on the stand it sits... give it some base.

First shot, I like it just the way it is.

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On the second shot, might get better if you can find a way to bring a little bit of highlight on the bottom portions of the body and lens, just enough to give you an idea of the shape.
Too top heavy and too much empty space at the bottom. At least bring some highlight on the stand it sits... give it some base.

First shot, I like it just the way it is.
Yes it needs more light for bottom parts. I'll have to try again.

What do You like this kind of reflection shot?
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Yes it needs more light for bottom parts. I'll have to try again.

What do You like this kind of reflection shot?
That's a neat shot .
Reflections are usually faded out so it doesn't look like the camera is escaping from the image at the bottom , or you frame it slightly different to include the reflection in the shot.

Similar idea, just different subject:



How do you light your subject!? What modifiers do you use?
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That's a neat shot .
Reflections are usually faded out so it doesn't look like the camera is escaping from the image at the bottom , or you frame it slightly different to include the reflection in the shot.

Similar idea, just different subject:



How do you light your subject!? What modifiers do you use?

Wonderful shot!

Yes You are right about that fading, now it looks somehow akward.
It was good before You mentioned it

On first picture there is only one speedlite above target with very short diy snoot type thing.
And on second one two speedlite setted very low power, one with that snoot thing and another with nothing. I dont like those reflections on lens
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Yes You are right about that fading, now it looks somehow akward.
You can still keep it if you want. Another idea will be to do a selection on the reflection and reduce its opacity (or add black on a layer above to 80-90 % opacity) to a point where you can still see it, but is not as intrusive. And then is OK if its running out of the image.

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On first picture there is only one speedlite above target with very short diy snoot type thing.
And on second one two speedlite setted very low power, one with that snoot thing and another with nothing. I dont like those reflections on lens
If you don't like those reflections, maybe you want to add some type of softbox or umbrella. This way you will get some nice squarish reflections or stars like (in the case of umbrellas).

Another cool thing to do is to try and build a modifier like this and play around with it. You can get some really neat effects and reflections on the lens (especially if you use more than one). I used something similar for the dry rose shot.

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Another cool thing to do is to try and build a modifier like this and play around with it. You can get some really neat effects and reflections on the lens (especially if you use more than one). I used something similar for the dry rose shot.
Thanks for the link, this one looks tryable (dont know if that is real word).
Thanks for comments and ideas, must try them.

Here is one of first attemps (again no spots removed).
I didnt like so much of this because prism housing is too light, and there is no text.
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That is nice for the accents, now you need to bring another light, spot light, to illuminate the front of the camera (or the portion you want light on).
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