Attempt at product photography.

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  1. gizmo2071

    gizmo2071 TPF Noob!

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    Should this be in the product photography area?
    If you think so, then please move it :p

    A [SIZE=-1]Todd McFarlane Spawn figure, I have loads of them.

    Thought it would be a nice item to practice with my lights.

    Shot at ISO100, 125/f11.
    50mm 1.8 prime lens.
    Single Bowen Gemini II 500 with reflector umbrella.

    I guess I'm looking for tips on where I could improve and overall thoughts. Do you think the highlights are too much? Should I have gone for a soft box and diffused the light to be softer?

    I used a single flash unit set at 75% which was about 25° [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]to the right of my camera. It was slightly aiming down at the figure, but not too much else his hat would have shadowed his face.

    Post-processing work was:
    Resized.
    Bordered.
    Logo added.
    Cloned out the highlights from the stand which kept him balanced.
    Thats it.

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  2. oCyrus55

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    I think it looks pretty good, but you could try it with a softbox and see how it turns out. It might turn out better, or it might not. But either way, I think this is a ptretty good shot.
     
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    Yeh.
    I know it's going to be a "try different set-ups" sort of subject and see what I think is best.
     
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    Can a Mod move this to the "product photography" area please.
    I think I'll be able to get more feedback from that area. :)
     
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    Put a light to separate the figure from the background.
     
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    I was attempting to do that on some shots, but i was struggling because of the size and the space I had to work with.
     
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    i like it but likeeveryone else fix the lighting so he contrasts a bit better
     

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