A&P Couple of shots from today...C&C please

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  1. tehshocker

    tehshocker New Member

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    Was bored today and decided to play around a little....and some of you may remember some of my first shots that I posted on here a while back and hopefully I'm improving in your eyes.

    CC Welome as always.

    I used the 50 f/1.8 for all shots and Rebel XT

    ISO: 100
    Aperture: 2.2
    Exposure: 1/400

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    ISO: 100
    Aperture: 1.8
    Exposure: 1/800

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    ISO: 100
    Aperture: 1.8
    Exposure: 1/800

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    ISO: 100
    Aperture: 2.5
    Exposure: 1/200


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    Slowest server evar!!!!111
     
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    yeah, sorry about that....they are loading up pretty fast for me
     
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    You need some front light, bounce a flash off a wall behind you or something. You can't read the label on the front of the Skyy bottles.

    3 would be cool if you had the entire Jager bottle in the background.

    4 the idea is cool but the subject is boring. WTF is that anyways?
     
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    The bottle ones aren't really lit properly. There is an entire chapter in "light science and magic" devoted to shooting glass. Check it out if product photography is something that is important to you.
     
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    I currently don't have a flash that I can work with since I'm a poor studen, hopefully for christmas someone in the family will suprise me with one.

    Something like this as far as the jager bottle?

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    Thanks for your suggestions.



    Yeah, I used a couple of 500w Halogen work lights to ligh the bottle, one from each side. I'm just getting into photography so I don't have a sense on what type of photography I like, but I will definentally check that chapter out.

    Thank you
     
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    Also, moved the bottle a little......hows this for the lighting?

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    I'll let you know when they load lol
     
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    Jager shot is worse mang. Just move back a little and take a shot like you did the first time, but capture the entire bottle in the background.

    The new Skyy bottle shot is better, but now you cut the top of the bottle off lol.
     
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    Yeah, yeah....I got too carried away with the lighting to where I completely spaced it on how I frame the picture :wtc:...and the bottle is upstairs now.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
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    No prob
     
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    they loaded just fine for me...:dunno:

    you just need to improve your lighting then you'd be right on with how it should look like
     
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    improve the lighting on the first so you can read the skkyy
     
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    2nd photo - the water on the glass looks horrible "applied"

    i know you're going for the "so cold, it's wet" look, but it looks more like you've wiped it down with a wet sponge...
     
  15. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    Hi. Good effort.

    1. So the consensus on the 1st Sky bottle is poor lighting. You need more fill or silver card to get the lettering to show up. The actual vodka fill level is distracting, it should be higher up in the neck. Your diffusion looks a little funny, like curtains or something. You might want to invest in a P/C lens if you're going to continue to shoot table-top still life with an SLR.

    2. Same problem. I think you might want to stop down just a bit, a little more DOF would help define the bottle edges. Try actually putting the bottle in the freezer for a few hours then shoot it as it warms up. Use a stand-in bottle to work on your lighting. You can also use a little glyceren mixed with water to make better bottle sweat.

    3. The Jager shot is crooked. That may have been your intention but it doesn't look that way, it looks a little sloppy. Also, the liquid fill level is too low and doesn't show off the etched glass logo. I think I see what you're going for, perhaps a full size bottle would work better. The scale of the little one looks a little funny. A single, straight glass with a little more Jager fill, shot a little closer would be simple and elegant.

    4. The jewelry shot is cool but needs a darker background under the leaves. The white sweep washes out the silver. Perhaps some rough wood, sand or dark (clean) soil would make the jewelry pop. Again, a touch more DOF wouldn't hurt.

    5. The Jager glasses and bottle shot isn't interesting.

    6. The last Sky shot is cropped poorly. Slow down.

    Keep up the good work.
     

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