Glass Chess Set, Strobist style!

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  1. andrew99

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    Here are a few shots of a glass chess set. I used 1 off camera flash, a Vivitar 285HV, at a low angle, with a cardboard snoot on it to limit the spread of light. Triggered with a Cactus V2S trigger. I'm using my Nikon D40 and Sigma 10-20 lens. Thanks for looking, and any comments/critism welcome! :)

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    Nice shots, but you can see your shirt and reflection in the last one.

    Cheers
     
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    Pretty good work. #2 is money. #1 is a little too close, you're cutting off pieces, and #3 would be perfect except for the reflection. I didn't even notice that one until it was pointed out.
     
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    Haha, holy crap I didn't even realize that was my reflection, I just assumed it was light reflecting and diffracting off the glass pieces, but yes, you can see my stripped shirt in the left side of that photo. Oops! That will be hard to fix in Photoshop! :) Oh well, at least I'm wearing a shirt! ;) :):) Actually, to add further embarrassment, it might be the same shirt as in my avatar on this forum! :D

    Thanks for the comments, much appreciated. :)
     
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    2 is my favorite, nice work!!
     
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    Nicely done Andrew. I especially like the second image. Great work with the lighting too. :D
     
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    Not bad for one light, well done.
     
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    Great lighting! These are really nice, except for what has already been noted.
     
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    Very sleek shots, especially for one light! I know if I'd try to shoot this, I'd add way too many lights in there and muck it up. I have to ask: how'd you get that lovely background shape with your light in #1? You were able to get that with just a snoot?
     
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    Definitely like 2 the best, great lighting and a cool angle.
     
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    Great work :hail: but I think you can fixx a thing or two.

    On #1 you may want to tone down the back light. I think it distracts from your subject rather then enhancing but only alittle. Also try it in B&W. It may just be me but it looks like the chess set has a pink hue where your back light has a blue hue.

    #2 is fine. Maybe try it in B&W.

    With #3 you should reshoot it to remove your reflection. And also move your main light around to the other side of the board. The frosted pieces cast a shadow. The Clear ones will not or at lest not show as much.

    Remember a good image is never finished its only abandon.

    ~Troy~
     
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    Wow, very nice! I wish I could use flash like that.
     

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