Badge and Gun - Take Two

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  1. crimbfighter

    crimbfighter No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So after listening to many of your thoughts, I reshot the photo tonight. I only feel I made marginal progress, but we'll see what you all think. I also changed the background drastically, to all white in fact.

    I know there are a few areas, like just to the right of the badge, the ejection port is blown out. Not quite sure how to fix that. The badge also has some really annoying reflections in it of the camera and tripod. I tried adding light to drown them out, I tried putting a white sheet of paper in front of the tripod to mask it, nothing worked... I minimized it, but it's still there :gah:

    Anyway, Let me know if I went :thumbup: or :thumbdown: with this set...

    1. f/5.6, 1s, ISO400, 55mm
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    2. f/5.6, 1s, ISO400, 55mm The gold coloring on this one is a little off. Looks too PP'd. I'd have to adjust it a bit to get it closer to the next one, but it's 5AM, and I need sleep!
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    3. f/5, 1s, ISO400, 32mm
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    I also thought changing the badge to gold kinda worked here, agree or nay? If I had to pick a favorite, I would have to say #3 is the strongest, IMO...
     
  2. fokker

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    #3 looks good. These are a big improvement on your last attempt.
     
  3. AgentDrex

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    Number 3 is agreeably the best of the bunch...perhaps some sort of reflector to help light the shadowed parts of the gun that face the camera?
     
  4. misstwinklytoes

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    I like #3 the best, but I don't like how that whole section of gun is blocked. Could you angle it where at least part of the entire gun was showing? I don't mind a silver badge. (That's what color my husbands was when he was working for the PD.)
     
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    A Badger Badge. :lmao:
     
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    ....you forgot the bullets

    you went from bad cop to good cop! :lmao:

    This works because you can see the gun better. Try using a plexy glass over the white and it should give you a white reflection. That'd look pretty cool too
     
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    I really like #3. The gold color of the badge brings out all the details of the badge whereas I didn't even see those things in the original color of the badge in the first picture.
     
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    I like the third one because you can see all of the pistol and I like the first one because I like the look of the silver badge.
     
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    This probably doesn't bother anyone else, but the fact that your reflection is is affecting the readability of the badge is irking me. I want to see the "CE" in police and the "FI" in officer.

    Looks like two bullet holes. Kidding. Maybe something that can be fixed in post?
     
  10. misstwinklytoes

    misstwinklytoes TPF Noob!

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    lol Yeah, I noticed that too.
     
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  12. misstwinklytoes

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    The more I look at this the more it looks like the badge isn't really propped up, but floating there. Does anyone else see it that way?
     

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