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12-02-2019, 11:05 PM   #16
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Nice set up. Try using softer lighting. Too much reflection on the center label, not enough light on the dark label. Consider a polarizing filter also.

Many thanks to you. I like the idea of using a Polarizing Filter.

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I agree that this image would have benefited from some directional light source like off camera lighting from above and off to the side. If the shadows were too harsh, you could use a white poster board to reflect some light into the shadows. That would give the image more depth and also might cause some catchlight reflections on the fruit and the wine bottles. It is a good well exposed image, but the lighting is just a little flat.
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I agree that this image would have benefited from some directional light source like off camera lighting from above and off to the side. If the shadows were too harsh, you could use a white poster board to reflect some light into the shadows. That would give the image more depth and also might cause some catchlight reflections on the fruit and the wine bottles. It is a good well exposed image, but the lighting is just a little flat.

Thanks very much for your input.

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I agree that this image would have benefited from some directional light source like off camera lighting from above and off to the side. If the shadows were too harsh, you could use a white poster board to reflect some light into the shadows. That would give the image more depth and also might cause some catchlight reflections on the fruit and the wine bottles. It is a good well exposed image, but the lighting is just a little flat.


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Tonytee: Real terrific pictures, I like all the colors the way they blend together. pentax man
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Tonytee: Real terrific pictures, I like all the colors the way they blend together. pentax man

pentax man, your positive feedback is very much appreciated.


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Focal Length 55mm, Manual Exposure Mode, used Built-In Flash with CWA Metering.

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When photographing wine bottles its important to properly illuminate the labels. That requires careful use of paper reflectors. It's not just a matter of sharpness and proper exposure.

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When photographing wine bottles its important to properly illuminate the labels. That requires careful use of paper reflectors. It's not just a matter of sharpness and proper exposure.
Many thanks for the comprehensive and informative advice.

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Shooting objects with reflectivity is not very easy. It is very important to work with light to create beautiful highlights and reflections. The glare on your bottles looks ugly. Direct frontal lighting is a dead-end solution. In addition, the bottles are located too close to the wall, and an ugly shadow is visible. Start with single items. Illuminate with multiple light sources. Compositionally laid out is also not very successful. An excessively colorful tablecloth also distracts.
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Shooting objects with reflectivity is not very easy. It is very important to work with light to create beautiful highlights and reflections. The glare on your bottles looks ugly. Direct frontal lighting is a dead-end solution. In addition, the bottles are located too close to the wall, and an ugly shadow is visible. Start with single items. Illuminate with multiple light sources. Compositionally laid out is also not very successful. An excessively colorful tablecloth also distracts.

Thanks very much for the awesome critique. Let me ask you one question. What do you think of having only one bottle in the image? I thought perhaps the large, red bottle

placed to the right by itself may be a good idea for composition. Thanks again, Tony
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Thanks very much for the awesome critique. Let me ask you one question. What do you think of having only one bottle in the image? I thought perhaps the large, red bottle

placed to the right by itself may be a good idea for composition. Thanks again, Tony
Just one bottle can't be the idea of a composition). You will need other items as well. But do not overload with a large amount. It is also not very good when fruits cover the label.
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Just one bottle can't be the idea of a composition). You will need other items as well. But do not overload with a large amount. It is also not very good when fruits cover the label.
Obviously, I did not make myself very clear. I meant having only one bottle in the image instead of three along with the other items.

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Maybe read this page to give yourself some idea of how to compose a successful still life
How to Set Up a Successful Still Life Composition When Painting or Drawing.
Obviously because this is photography and not painting or drawing you then you need to learn how to light it etc.
https://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/photography/discover/still-life-photography.html

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Maybe read this page to give yourself some idea of how to compose a successful still life
How to Set Up a Successful Still Life Composition When Painting or Drawing.
Obviously because this is photography and not painting or drawing you then you need to learn how to light it etc.
20 ideas for still life photographers | Adobe

Vielen dank, Herr CraigR. Du bist sehr Freundlich. )

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