C&C: First "object" test shots

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  1. adversus

    adversus TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I took some shots today of some stuff I had around the house, using a makeshift setup (I'm used to shooting outdoors, so this setup is new to me).

    Basically a folding card table setup in front of a bookcase, with a black blanket draped over the bookcase and table.

    Lighting was natural light from a nearby window, on-camera flash (D5000), and a small crappy articulating desk lamp that I happened to have. These are 100% learning shots for me, hence the subject matter is not very interesting :)

    My problems I see are:
    1. I need better lighting :p
    2. My angles are off. When I was setting up everything looked plumb, but the results are clearly not level
    3. Probably need better focusing/DOF

    Any comments are appreciated!

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  2. Live_free

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    All look to be either off focus or really soft focus....
     
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    rallysman TPF Noob!

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    I think you already know what needs some improvement. I agree with what you see.
     
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    If you brightened up the bowl in 1 i believe that it would be an excellent shot, the rest on the other hand could use some recomposition
     
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    Rub the budha's belly, that will help with your luck for the next go round. :mrgreen:
     

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