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  • #42278
    Alex Koloskov
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    Yes, it will. It was on low priority because we wanted to release other products. Now I’ll be back on it.

  • #42188
    tzimi
    Participant

    Hi  Alex 

    Will this class ever continue?

    missing this 

  • #39828
    Alex Koloskov
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    Sorry guys, will find time this week. Last Friday it Was not possible.

  • #39807
    Bernd Markgraf
    Participant

    Hi Alex,

     

    thanks for the review and the advice. Friday would be fine.

     

      Bernd

  • #39786
    Alex Koloskov
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    Woo-hoo, got the review:

     

    http://youtu.be/1nDItmH86wQ

     

    Full article:

    http://www.photigy.com/tabletop-studio-photography-for-beginners-course-review-shooting-atextured-subject/

     

    So, this Friday we’ll run Q&A hangout?

  • #39765
    tzimi
    Participant

    the lighting setup is the same as above DSC_0530-1.jpg

  • #39708
    Debasish Halder
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     Sorry I have been travelling on work  and got delayed in taking shots. Here are the edited photos. The lighting for the soccer shoe was similar(i.e. for white and black backgroud) only difference was that the setup for background light for the black background had a speedlight with a snoot to create a small spot on the black foam. I was out of light so white background on the original was really not white as you see(unedited photos given)

    Soccer-Shoe-White-BGD-Post-Prod-1.jpgRunning_Shoe-Post-Prod2-2.jpgSoccer-Shoe-Blk-Bgd-post-prod.jpgHere are the photos without editing 

    Soccer-Shoe-White-BGD.jpgSorry for the delay. I have been travelling for and could not get time to get my work done in time. In any case here are my shotssoccer_shoes-Black-Background.jpgRunning_Shoe-1.jpg

     Here are the lighting setup photos . For the white background I should have put some light from below the shooting table setup but as I didnt have lights so could not really make the background white. Soccer shoe had nearly similar setup -background light

     

    1_Lighting-Running-Shoe-1.jpg2_Lighting-Running-Shoe-1.jpg

    3_camera-setup-soccer_shoes.jpg

    4_Lighting-Soccer-Shoe.jpg5_lighting-Soccer-shoes.jpg.

    Here are the files after doing some editing 

  • #39699
    Alex Koloskov
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    I am still trying to sit and and review your great work guys.. sorry for the delays.

  • #39676
    Joe
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    sneakers.jpgsetup.jpg

  • #39673
    tzimi
    Participant

     i hope i didnt miss the boat SmileDSC_0508.jpgDSC_0507.jpg 

  • #39648
    Alex Koloskov
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    Awesome, thank you everyone! I assume we all done with assignment, and going to review your work this week.

  • #39643
    Bernd Markgraf
    Participant

    Hi,

     

    I had a little time, access to an empty hallway after hours and some shoes and props to play with.

    The gradient on the background wasa still giving me headaches. So I went for black in one image and tried smooth it in post in other one. With a limited number of lights I moved them around as needed and merged the images in post picking the properly lit parts.

     

    This is a single shot with smoothed background

    2013-02-05_photigy-shoes200022.jpg

     

    4 shots combined in post and ironed backgound

    2013-02-05_photigy-shoes200051merge2.jpg

     

    4 layers black background as it looked much sexier than the gradient ;-)

    2013-02-05_photigy-shoes200036merge2.jpg

     

    I almost forgot the setup shot… with the last light standing while packing it looked like this. While shooting the second light was on the other side of the table. The third light was either on the background, above or in front of the subject.

    MG_6960.jpg

  • #39640
    Peter van Veen
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    Thanks for the interesting lecture, Alex! It looks not very difficult, but as always: it was harder to do it by myself.

     

    Here are my results: 2 different pairs of shoes, both on a black and white background. I am still thinking about the creative shot, but wanted to post this ones before I missed the deadline. :-)

     

    All my shots are made with speedlights in combination with some DIY striplights. Not as sexy as your studio striplight, but it works like a charm!

     

    Shoes on a black background:

    photigy-1.jpgphotigy-2.jpg

     

    Here are the shots on a white background:photigy-3.jpgphotigy-4.jpg

    Here are the setup shots:photigy-setup-1.jpgphotigy-setup-3.jpg

  • #39545
    David Collins
    Participant

    Hi Alex and other members

    this was a great assignment had a lot of fun with this one and I am pretty pleased with the results

    I hope this is what you wanted to see from us Alex

     

    final-for-submission.jpg

     

    Globe-for-upload.jpg

     

    globe-creative-2-upload-1.jpg

     

    Globe-creative-upload.jpg

     

    globe-white-bg-upload.jpg

     

    set-up-1.jpg

     

    set-up-2.jpg

     

    set-up-3.jpg

     

    set-up-4.jpg

     

    Thanks for the lesson Alex looking forward to the next one

    Dave Collins

  • #39527

    I know I have a background problem. I tried to fix it.IMG_3280-w-1.jpg

  • #39518
    Kimberli DiIuro
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    Thank you Joel and Olga! I had some camouflage fabric from the craft store, but I didn’t think it looked realistic enough (it has more beige and brown than I wanted) and I had just bought a bunch of gels, one of which was a grass green color, so I put that on the b/g light. The green was a little too intense, so I moved the gel away from the light a few inches and raised it up a little so that just a little of the brown from the camo fabric could come through. Good luck!

  • #39504

    I really love your shots, Kim!!!!!!!!!!

  • #39502
    Joe
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    Kim, I like the outdoor idea. what kind of background did you use?

  • #39501
    Kimberli DiIuro
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    Hi Everyone!

     

    I’m really looking forward to this critique. When I finished shooting I felt like I had really good shots, but when I reviewed them later and compared them to professional ad shots, I didn’t feel as good about them.

     

    BLACK BACKGROUND

    I like this one better than the next one.

     

    20130129-Capture0030ShoesOnBlackR-1.jpg

     

    WHITE BACKGROUND

     

    I’m not sure if I over-processed this. The canvas on the sneaker is gray, not silver, so maybe this is just how it should look.

    20130129-Capture0066ShoeOnWhiteR.jpg

     

    LIGHT SETUP FOR BOTH

    I used a strip box on the top and left side and a 20 degree spot on the right.

     

    IMG_4954-1.jpg

    IMG_4956.jpgIMG_4955.jpg

     

    CREATIVE SHOT

    I’m hoping this looks like an outdoor shot. I wanted to actually shoot outside but it snowed last night :-)

     

    20130129-Capture0091.jpg

     

    IMG_4950.jpgIMG_4951.jpgIMG_4952.jpg

     

    Thank you!

     

    Kim DiIuro

  • #39499

    hi again :)  

    this is going to be something like creative shot, don’t be scared please :)

    IMG_3280-w.jpg

     

    lighting setup the same.

  • #39476

    Hi Alex and everybody!!!!!!! :) Hope all of you are fine and also i hope you had awesome holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m so sorry but right now only white background. IMG_3272-w.jpglightningsetup-white.jpg 

  • #39471
    viva Habbit Van Assen
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    Hello Alex,

     

    here are my shoes sorry I don’t own any black Tennie and my light are giving be some problem so these are best for now.

     

    Thanks,

    Viva 

     

    Shoe-Alex-Product-21-Edit.jpg

     

     

    Shoe-Alex-Product-20-Edit.jpgShoeAlexproduct-Old-shoe2.jpgshoe-set-up.jpg

  • #39456
    Bernd Markgraf
    Participant

    Hi,

    here are my shots. This one was quite hard in terms of equipment and space. With only 3 lights at hand I substituted the top light with a styrofoam reflector. I only shot against a black background and tried to fake the gradient in post. That I should practise some more ;-)

     

    First with one light on the left side.

    boots1-1.jpg

     

    Second light from the right side

    boots2-1.jpg

     

    and with front light and reflector on top.

    boots3-1.jpg

     

    A different pair of shoes with some more shiny surfaces

    2013-01-26_photigy4-texture00054-2.jpg 2013-01-26_photigy4-texture00054_grad.jpg

     

    And a third pair which gave the most headaches as I always had a too strong reflection on the shiny leather parts no matter where I put the light. The version below involved an additional diffuser between the light and the subject.

    2013-01-26_photigy4-texture00085-2.jpg2013-01-26_photigy4-texture00085_grad-1.jpg

     

    The creative shot shall be the first pair with fake gradient background

    boots3_grad-1.jpg

     

    Unfortunately the setup shots were lost as the old point and shoot I used seemed to fire but didn’t write on the card.

     

      bernd

  • #39351
    Cris Anzai
    Member

    Here are my submissions for the assignment:

     

    Canon 50D, 100mm 2.8 USM, F16 for on black / F14 for on white

     

    Below are my shots for the assignment. I had a HUGE problem with my background so I only submitted one shot. This background was shot from about 15ft away (so I think it is the paper, I need to find another solution to create gradients with)

     

    Lighting Setup. I used 4 PCB Alienbees 800 strobes and 1 YN 560 II speedlight with a DIY diffuser made out of cardboard, duct tape, and the savage translum diffusion plastic.  

     

    BTSonblack1.jpg

    BTSonblack2.jpg

     

    On Black no gradient (same lighting set up except the strobe lighting the background was turned off. 

     

     

    On White

     

     

    Set up for on white:

     

    BTSonwhite.jpg

     

    Background is closer (because the white background was not big enough). 

     

    BTSonwhite2.jpg

     

    Creative Shot – was going for a more techie vibe:

     

     

    Lighting Set up for Creative Shot:

    BTScreative.jpgBTScreative2.jpg

  • #39310
    Alex Koloskov
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    Tabletop Studio Photography for Beginners: Textured Subject

    Major Steps I Went Through When Shooting the Shoes:

    One Light Source (Background Does Not Count:-)

    shoes-on-black-one-light

    Two Light Sources (Background Does Not Count:-)

    shoes-on-black-2-lights

    Three Light Sources (Background Does Not Count:-)

    shoes-on-black-3-lights

    Final Shot

    shoes-on-black-final

    Mistakes: 

    Background paper was not flat enough (or was not far enough) so I got a nasty background.

    Fix: Move background even further away or use a flat peice (black cardboard) instead

    Assignment:

    • Shoot shoes, with glossy (leather) and fabric (textured) surfaces, on dark background.
    • Do the same on a white background (challenge:-))
    • Do a creative shot of the pair of shoes (for your portfolio)

    Important!

    Take images of your lighting setups…

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