Still Life Shot

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  1. KevinR

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    I am just starting to mess around with some new lights and camera and would like a critique of this image. Nothing thought provoking just if the image works as a still life or not. I purposesly let the club drop out of the depth of field.

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    It's always a problem when you have two items in a shot, without it being too obvious which is the important one. Excellent lighting, simple but effective. Have a go in Photoshop at putting some movement in the club, it will improve it immensely. I would have backed the club off more and got some of the handle in. I did a very similar shot years ago on film, shooting a slow exposure with the club head moving. Philip.

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    That's an interesting idea. The club part was an afterthought. I originally did the shot with just the tee and ball which I like. After looking at them, I wasn't real sure what I thought with this one. The slight blur of the club gave me seperation. Thanks for the input.
     
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    i'd have the club face addressing the ball properly, right now it looks very "added on" with it just laying on it's side in a vertical position.

    if the club face was blurred, would that insinuate motion?

    i like the idea though, i think i might try something similar but with green grass and blue sky background instead of just black. perhaps on the first tee :)
     
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    Oh I think the background change is a great idea! If you could take these subjects to the golf course and position them so you can see a good landscape with a green, it would be very cool.

    I also think that one subject needs to be more prominent than the other.

    Good start.

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