Something Completely different

Discussion in 'Commercial/Product photography' started by THORHAMMER, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. THORHAMMER

    THORHAMMER TPF Noob!

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    This company that makes rails and accessories/monopods needed full size
    shots with their monopods attached. This sucked to coordinate as the guy
    dropping off the guns had a 9mm holstered to his waist.... Kinda makes you nervous..

    These 2 arent going to be used, so I can safley show them... I think these are prob not the best of the bunch, but they are still interesting. The best ones are lit a little better and more sharp...

    They needed lighting that was very dramatic and envoked a sense of emotion, urgency etc.and some regalness....

    I chose angles and lights that would do that. All the colors you see were done in setup and with lights not photoshop.
    I still have a lot to learn for a complicates setup like this, .. but I had a lot of fun "shooting" this and learned a lot doing it !!!!

    Getting a look with these thats NOT clinical looking is not as east as it seems it would be. Lots of playing....
    thanks for looking...

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    The lighting works, but the soft focus just "shoots it down" for me.
     
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    I like them alot! So would my bf. haha

    I like #1. I'm a little confused about the lighting though. The background and ammo are red yet the gun is blue. Is this studio lighting or did you change this in photoshop?
    Either way I like the red highlights on the bulletts.

    For #2 I like the association between all the props.
     
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    Check for drama, emotion, urgency, etc. These are spectacular. Delicious use of color, and all in camera. Fantastic. I don't have any critique, just wanted to show my appreciation. Also, I've salivated on this thread twice today.
     
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    Excellent photography on these. The blood red background in the first is effective.
     
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    Nice work, Thorhammer. I really like them both. Excellent.
     
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    thanks guys... I enjoyed the comments.

    If you want extra kicks look at the exif, how is that Exposure time possible? It will tell you how I did the colors so cleanly on the first shot.
     
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    This might sound weird but we in UK could not SHOOT these sort of shots,

    We would get Shot just handling one!!
     
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    Unfortunately, we Americans are working our way in the same liberal, socialist direction. Hopefullly, we'll come to our senses before it is too late. I doubt it, though.
     
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    OMG, dont get me started... lol

    Everytime I shoot w/tripod in an industrial area I find helicopters and police cars swarmign around spots I was just in 5 minutes ago.. (I walk fast)

    This really ****ers me off . The people who call the cops really need to stop watching movies or TV shows if they dont understand the real world....

    Nowadays I have a 3 cell maglight in my back with the handle hanging out of a spot I can grab it if I have to...I have been forced to constantly be on gaurd because of misplaced emotionally security guards and the like.

    I wish we had a forum just for this sorta conversation here....
     
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    Nice photos, second is much better - more details like bullets and surroundings..
    on first try to have more light on barrel, in this setup I cannot see the front of gun(to dark).
     
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    I think the second one illustrates the product better but I like them both.
     

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