A&P aCab's weekly boredom shot v. product photography

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    You know the deal. Look what I did:

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  2. Jbrown

    Jbrown OT Supporter

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    Clean yo shoes f00l


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  3. mikeskillz

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    meh

    i think clean optical whites on white bg would look cooler
     
  4. aCab

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    No white cloth around. :dunno: That's a black fleece lit with two desk lamps.
     
  5. mikeskillz

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    Looks great.
     
  7. Spurious

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    OT's standards are slipping. This is a medocre photo at best. If it's product photography you're after, in that you're photographing and profiling a product for a company to use as an representation of said product, the angle is completely wrong. The only instance this photo would be acceptable is as the final branding shot in a multiphoto ad where the shoe was already represented fully.

    Not to mention I feel both uneasy about the depth of field and the teeth grinding texture of the background. There's a clear seam in your background on the right side about 1/3rd of the way down extending into the toe of the bottom shoe. Overall this photo doesn't represent the brand well, which it was meant to do.

    OT needs to stop grading on the curve when they see DoF and a solid background.

    The photo also appears soft.
     
  8. aCab

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    Yeah. Converse hired me for this shot. I got paid for it too. What? Oh, and I shot it using about $5 worth of equipment. Ahh...the pursuit of perfection.
     
  9. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    would've looked much better with a white BG.
     
  10. mikeskillz

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    you took a picture, OBVIOUSLY put some effort into it, and now youre getting some constructive feedback. take it graciously. if everyone on the forum told you it was a great pic this would be a worthless forum.
     
  11. aCab

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    OT KNOWS that I don't put that much effort into anything.
     
  12. aCab

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    And If I wanted to do it right, would I not have pulled out my 30d?
     
  13. mikeskillz

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    its not the camera. swallow your pride and learn something jeez
     
  14. aCab

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    I refuse. Have you not seen? I'm not up to OT standards. But frankly, I don't really care.
     
  15. aCab

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    And for the record, I was just making the point that I had both cameras at my disposal. If I'm shooting it to count, why not use my DSLR than my P&S?
     
  16. mikeskillz

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    here is my take. i took spurious' advice and shot so you could see more of the shoe. i also though this would look better on a white background. i shot it on the back of a snoop dogg poster, on my bed, using window sunlight. i used a piece of printer paper to bounce some of the light into the shadow. if i didnt have a poster, i would have used more printer paper.

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  17. Spurious

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    I think he's alright, he just needs to stop posting things and getting defensive when people tell him the problems with it. I've seen him do really good work. :dunno:
     
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    Then why did you post it?
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    but you missed the focus entirely.... :confused:
     
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    I like the fact the shoes are well used. As an unusual product shot it says to me that these are so great that you'll fall in love with them, that you'll wear yours that much too.
    I don't like the creases in the background though, i find them really distracting.
     
  22. aCab

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    You're right. Lately I think I've just been off my game and trying too hard. Maybe I'll put things down for a while. :bigthumb:
     
  23. mikeskillz

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    unimportant :dunno:
     
  24. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    are you trying to sell shoes, or dirt?
     
  25. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I think the lighter shoes look better against a darker background.
     

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