...just more gold and diamonds.

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Are those all the same ring? Fantastic job on the jewelry man! That's awesome.

    I'd like to see the one on the far right with the border as a single image.
     
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    I am not sure what your goal is with the heavy black border, but it is very distracting.


    The ring are very nice. If you like, you can send one my way, and I will have my wife wear it as a marketing ploy for you. :mrgreen:
     
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    hehe I agree with the boarder and hey I would love a ring to :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I quite like the stark lines presented in the photo within that border. And although that perspective shows little of the ring "as such" (i.e. of the stones), I like that perspective best (for a photo).
     
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    Very Very nice ring Bitter! ... And Great pictures!

    the ONLY thing i dont care for too much is the black border is too Thick for my taste.. i Personally would narrow it a little bit..

    But thats Just me . :)

    :thumbup:
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ...and rhodium plating. (I think.. not my area)
    Is it yellow or white gold? - curiosity..

    Let me start by saying I have no business giving you criticism AND I know you didn't ask for it but I might learn something from your reply.

    I'm unsure of the composition. I don't know if it's a common layout for jewelry, or any product really, but the bordered ring on the right strikes me as odd. Also the lighting makes it look like it's leaning ever so slightly to the right. Also, I think the shadow in the 3rd image on the bottom could use some dodging..

    I like the sharpness and the shallow depth of field, very pleasing to look at. You did great showcasing how beautiful the ring is (I assume you crafted it?).
     
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    I love the ring..
     
  9. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    White. All white gold is now rhodium plated. You know, to make it 'extra' white. :er:

    Criticism is always welcome.

    I don't think composition is that important for product portfolio images.
    I don't know if it's common either. :p I am going for "my take" and trying to be a little different. As far as the lean, yeah, it is leaning slightly right, to compensate for my imperfect wax carcing, making the ring uneven to the left. :meh: I hate seeing flaws when the job is done. When you spend a lot of hours on a piece, you start to not see things, if that makes sense. :lol: I think you are right about the last shadow, I'll knock that back a bit. As for the border, I thought I had black border going around the whole image, half the thickness of that end block. It was 2am, again, I didn't see what happened to it. I was trying to use that last block as an inset to show detail of the stone setting, in that groove. If I left the ring image the size of the others, to follow along, you couldn't see the detail. I think now I should a) fill the frame with the ring detail, and b) thin the border. maybe making it even, and all the way around the image will help.

    Yes, it is my design, and creation. I am learning to use the tilt shift lens, and it is interesting. I learned why all y shots so far have missed focus. :lol: On this lens you have to focus using Live View, and you have to press the depth of field preview button in to focus. I am however really happy with being able to focus across the top of a ring and blur the shank below. I can get much more in focus than with my macro lens. Problems, however, are dealing with chromatic abberation.

    Customers have responded really well to my images so far, and after this one, one customer (retailer) wants to hire me to photograph his jewelery for web and print. I need to create my lighting setup first, and then find some more hours in the day. This could turn into a cool additional service to offer through my biusiness. :mrgreen:

    :hug::
    How you doin' with your camera? Getting better?
     
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    I find it ironic Bitter, that you were so critical of a chef that wanted to shoot his own handiwork.
     
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    Good stuff! The shadow of the third ring is a bit distracting. Maybe a bit more fill light in front of the ring would have done the trick.

    The ring with the black border appears not to be exact perpendicular to the sensor that's why it appears to be "leaning" towards the right. Just a tiny detail.

    I like the contrast of the first 3 - the contrast in the last one is a tad too strong for my taste. It does emphasize the lines but the line on the right going from the top down is "weighing" it towards the right.

    This is all minor stuff. I think any client would be happy with those. Well done.
     
  12. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Do ya now? :er:

    Do go on to explain all the similarities between the two of us.
     

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