BW and Vintage Style Cologne Collection

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  1. vipgraphx

    vipgraphx No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am an avid cologne collector and I have close to 30 bottles. In this picture I think I had 20 of them. Anyways I wanted to try some strobing and here is my results.

    Camer Settings
    35mm 1.5G
    1/60s
    F6.3
    Flash set to remote and used the SB-700 to the left of the frame and had minimal light in behind me.

    Processing- I converted to gray tone and then created a levels layer and adjusted all tones.

    Result

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    bw cologne by VIPGraphX, on Flickr

    Same shot this time used nik color effects and used some filters to give it somewhat of a vintage look.

    Results
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    vintage style cologne by VIPGraphX, on Flickr

    For fun--- Welcome to Cologne City

    moved flash to the right facing down
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    cologne city by VIPGraphX, on Flickr

    Please critique. I am new to strobing and only have one flash. I think it would have been nice to have another flash behind the background with a big diffuser for back light..But I like the results thus far.


     
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    I would find something other than crushed velvet for the backdrop, and move the backdrop a little further back. It catches too much light and is very distracting.

    I don't get the "city" feel with the toy cars but could just be me. Looks like you had fun though.
     
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    If you think of it next time, it's good to have a pull back shot of how your light was set up and all that jazz. Were you using a CPL? This is tough to pull off with all the reflections and only one light. They all seem to lack contrast unfortunately, but you have a nice assortment of vintage cologne bottles.
     

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