Tools of the trade

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  1. mpdc

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    Just playing at home. (sick leave can some times be trying.) Anyways what ya think?
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    The lighting is a little rough. Maybe try something more directional.
     
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    yes i agree. i've seen some of your shots and they are much better. play with lighting. and maybe a different camera angle. if you are going for that over-the-top look, make sure its in the middle over the top.

    are you a policeman?
     
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    Try taking all the objects and throwing them down randomly (obviously with some care!) and see what patterns emerge. I usually find that there are more natural and attractive patterns to the eye in chaos than in the organisation you have gone for.

    Understand what you are going for but it seems like you could do a lot more with the same tools. As for the lighting - stick some tissue paper over the main source and you'll find it more even. Also well worth bracketing with reflected light as you can never be too careful! Try B&W as well as that can give a pretty punchy image!

    Good luck - hope to see the results soon!
     
  5. mpdc

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    Thanks. Will try some of that. When you said bracketing You mean the light source correct?
    I am EXTREMELY new to the whole lighting thing.
    Most my shots are outdoors.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    R U Policeman???
     
  8. mpdc

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    Im sorry Yes.
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    7D if your familiar with it.

    Yeah I agree about that lighting. I played with it some more last nite. (That didnt sound right)
    Anyways still woring on it.
     
  9. mpdc

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    Yeah I think it just looks too hollow. Cant really explain it. Anyways I worked with some lighting. Not sure how it worked. Maybe the background colowrs should be changed?
    Anyways here it is. Help me out here.

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    i would like closeups of each thing. that would be nice.
     
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    Really?
     
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    For me, black/dark objects and/or black/dark clothing always present some problems when trying to photograph. I would suggest softer and some directional lighting. Maybe a little better focus too. I had a devil of a time when I first tried to photograph my Glocks...
     

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