MORE CRAYON SHOTS! C&C

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  1. wgp1987

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    I couldn't get the crayon to come out sharp. I was shooting at the long end of the lens which my guess is softer.
     
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    I don't see what your going for in the first 2, seem a little over processed for me, 3rd one is clean... Oh and as a Sign Maker/Commercial Graphic Artist papyrus is a tired font (just my opinion).

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    the first 2 just seem pointless, way to photoshopped. and the 3rd one is kindof boring. i think its the shadow.
     
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    Is that shadow from a flash? With the right settings and any kind of decent ambient lighting especially on a white surface you should be able to go without a flash, the shadow is a little distracting after it was pointed out...

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    The first two were def overprocessed. lol. I love the shadow! What is with people and shadows? I thought the shadow was just a little added detail. I used a 500 watt work light to light a basiclly pitch black room. I angled the light to get that shadow!
     
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    If you love the shadow, that's fine. But I would have to agree with others that it will be better if you can diffuse the light and have a softer shadow.
     
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    The last one is soft because you had your aperture too wide and your ISO too high is my guess. What were your camera settings?
     
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    My iso was 100 and the aperature was 8+ ...... i couldnt get it to look right, weird huh? I seriously think the end of my lens is soft.
     
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    oh is this on linen paper? That must be in the shadow making me think it was noise. The image is not soft, it just has a small DOF. it's actually in focus on the black markings closest to the drawing end of the crayon, and then goes out of focus quickly. Try again using a smaller aperture and I bet you'll like the results better.
     
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    I didnt think of that. I had a single 500watt light that i baught that seemed decent but i exchanged it for the dual 500watt (1000watt total now) on a tripod so i can move it around and angle the heads to bounce the light. I dont have a flash so $30 for 1000watts of power was worth it to me. I got them at lowes incase anyone was wondering. Anyways, i am going to wrap a cardboard square in tinfoil and use that to redirect light ... so when i get home tonight im going to take more shots when attempting to bounce the light or redirecting it.

    Next step after that, is to make a giant diffuser! lol
     
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    f8 is still too shallow? I think this could even be in the f11 range. Im not at home so i cant tell you for shure!
     
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    You know, you may not really need 1000 watts. Especially for product type photos and the camera is on a tripod.
     

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