Coke and a Portrait

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  1. iBats

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    Shot for the Coke bottle:
    ISO: 400
    Shutter Speed: 1/60s
    f/: 5.6
    Focal Length: 45mm
    Lighting: Nikon SB-600 mounted on Camera, tilt: 45Degrees, pointed top left
    Camera: Nikon D3000
    Setting: Window Frame cutout, painted white
    Post Proccesing: Minimal to None, Whitened Background in some areas

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    Shot for Portrait
    ISO: 100
    Shutter Speed: 1/60s
    f/: 1.8
    Focal Length: 50mm
    Lighting: Nikon SB-600 mounted on Camera, tilt: 60Degrees, pointed top right, background light, Natural sun light, 4:00PM
    Camera: Nikon D3000
    Setting: Sliding door, red/orange curtains, outdoor lighting coming through
    Post Proccesing: Minimal to Medium, Convert to B&W, with some wrinkles removed

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    I think the portrait came out very nice and good idea swapping it to B&W. #1 doesn't really catch me, but it's clear and detailed, the white background works also! Although, Looking at it again I kinda like the reflection that's caught in the bottle kinda unique... :)
     
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    #1 looks flat to me, it seems to lose its "roundness"

    #2 nice portrait, could be on the back of a book
     
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    1 - I like it, perhaps lower the brightness just a tad looking at it for more than 2 seconds hurts (on MacBook @50% brightness).

    2- Good job with the lighting. I don't like the background when B&W its to similar to the tone of her face and clothes, I feel like more of a contrast between the subject and background would help. Or affect the DoF so the background is even less clear.. you'd have to test that but taking it against a background that has more contrast with the subject would definitely help.
     
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    haha alright ill do that with the coke bottle,

    and for the portrait, i thought the background blended as well, so ill try and mess with that a bit, try and make it darker or something.

    Thanks for the C&C so far, anything else?
     
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    Bumping your own thread is lame BTW (welcome for the bump)
     
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    I agree about the brightness of the first image. Coke needs to be darker, needs more contrast against that white background, it should be popping but it's not. <3
     
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    aight will do, i have an edited version ill put it up
     
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    Well,Good job with the lighting.
     

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