Bling innit

Discussion in 'Commercial/Product photography' started by Mohain, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Mohain

    Mohain TPF Noob!

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    This was made by my wife and shot by me. I've added a touch of PS lens-flare. I think the cheesiness of it works given the subject matter. The piece is actually quite large and heavy which this picture doesn't really convey.

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    Nice piece and an interesting display - the flare detracts from it imo. Interested to see what others think.
     
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    Oh...and crop it.
     
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    This caught my interest--- at first I thought it was on a gorilla's stomach, or maybe hanging off of a dog because of the unique color and texture of your background. :p
    I think that works well here, though. The flare is a bit awkward, but otherwise I think it's a good go for product photography. :thumbup:
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    At first, also I thought this was put on a dog or so, the "cloth" you used is quite "fur-like"! Nice.
    Not sure about the PS flare, but now at last I see what a PS flare would look like. (After I took all those "flaring raindrop"-pics the other day with genuine flares or sunbursts or whatever you might call them). But if you say that the cheesiness of the artificial flare matches the subject given then who am I to contradict ;) ?!?!?!
     
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    Haha yes, I've had the dog comment a few times now :p

    To late to reshoot as it's going to the person who commissioned it tonight!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like it, I just wish the chain wan't OOF at the top.
     
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    Thanks Mike. Perhaps a crop will work. The chain bothers me too now :confused:
     
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    I'd really like to see a crop where, like mike said, the OOF part of the chain was removed, and set the image to monotone and layer mask it to remove the color from your "fur". About three quarters up the "fur" has a brown hue to it and to me, is distracting since I want to see black and silver only. Dont turn the whole thing black and white though, it will take away from the reflection in the silver IMO.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback xfloggingkylex, I'll deffo give it a whirl this w/e :)
     
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    i thought it looked more like a horse or a cow... lol, but i like the flare in it, i think it DOES add to the subject matter. cool picture
     
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    The hot spot is really tough on my eyes. I love the background. I think heavy diffusion and or lots of foamcore is the way to go. I also love your wife's work. Do she have a website or something?

    LUV AND BASS
     

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