sb600 & photoshop noob. C&C needed.

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  1. y0aimee

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    I've been practicing using my sb600 + DIY bouncecard and learning the basics of photoshop.

    1. sb600 + reflector above plate; SOOC shot
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    2. sb600 + bouncecard + photoshop. I made a few adjustments in PS, desaturated a tad, and cloned out some spots.
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    3. I didnt use my sb600 here, but I did make adjustments in photoshop (curves, desaturation) & cloned out some spots.
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    Any suggestions/ tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! :mrgreen:
     
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    The meatloaf on the first one looks pretty gross. To eat I mean. :lol:
     
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    LOL when does meatloaf ever look appetizing? It was pretty damn good though. hehe
     
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    I like the guitar shot quite a bit. The scene and composition gives the inanimate object personality. Feels more human and less like a still life.
     
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    Yup! Have you read my sig?
     
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    To tell you the truth I agree and I love meatloaf. What all else did you do on the guitar pic besides desaturate in PP?
     
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    ^^ Sorry idk all the correct terms for PS, but on the guitar pic I adjusted the settings in 'curves', 'saturation', and cloned out a drink stain on the left couchseat.
     
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    nope, i guess i didn't.
    just said my initial gut feelings.
    kudos for doing what you sought after.
     
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    Is that your guitar? Do you play?
    I just got my first flash recently so I cannot give you any lighting tips. Sorry. :greenpbl:
     
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    2nd picture the lighting is awesome. i really like it.

    first one, i dunno....its just not working. angle sucks, light sucks, its just boring.
    the light is too flat, and it doesn't really do anything for the photo. its the problem when you bounce, you get one big uniform light source. shoot with the light coming from an angle not normally seen, like the side for example, and you'll get a lot more texture and depth to the plate.
     
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    Yea the 1st pic was when I decided to mess around w/ bouncing my flash. I will keep your suggestion in mind. Thanks!
     
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    I didn't want to make a new thread for just 1 pic so I added it to the 1st post (pic #3). I used a flash light and edited thru photoshop. Lmk what you think.

    I like how the light imitated the shape of the shadow from the ring.
     

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