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June 2017 Submissions

This topic contains 11 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Antonio Tavares Antonio Tavares 9 months, 3 weeks ago.

This topic contains 11 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Antonio Tavares Antonio Tavares 9 months, 3 weeks ago.

  • #441638
    Andrey Mikhaylov
    Participant

    Please post your work here for the June 2017 review. One topic for all, 1 post per user. Make sure to include the lighting setup. The review will take a place at Photigy LIVE on June 26th 1 PM PST

  • #441884
    Cagkan Sayin
    Participant

    Hi! Can you please review my photo that I took for assignment #36. Thanks in advance.

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  • #442127
    Dino
    Participant

    Hi. Here is my submission for Assignment #48. I didn’t get it finished in time for the original review a couple of weeks ago. Any CC much appreciated. Sorry for the bad bts shot. The laptop was shot by stringing it up as shown over black Ikea glass with stripbox/diffuser on the right and also on the left. My hand in white glove holding the glass was shot with the same setup. The splashes are from Alex’s Milk on Black splash package.

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  • #442130
    Dino
    Participant

    Oh, and there was a blue gelled speedlight coming through the rear diffuser.

  • #442134
    Trisha Miller
    Participant

    Please critique – Creative Watch Shot, Assignment #27 – 2 Versions – Same set up.

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  • #442195
    Trisha Miller
    Participant

    I did a retake of this one. I think it’s a bit better.

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  • #442197
    Hamudi
    Participant

    Hi Guys,

    I liked assignment 16 and tried to do it myself, here are mys gear and settings:
    -Nikon D810 with 105 macro F2.8 lens and F16 and iso 250 and sutter 1/160
    -Lighting: 2 einsteins with strip box, one of them with difusser and third light with 20 degree grid
    -for the powder I used powder for construction with different colors
    -to trigger the camera I used a wireless trigger.
    – I put on the window a black material and a black screen behind the camera because the brush is so glossy and I was getting nasty reflections, actually first I spent 2-3 hours without getting rid of the reflections, the problem was that I was shooting at F8 and every wall was a big reflector :P, with F16 the problem was gone .

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  • #442335
    Jorge
    Participant

    Hi. Here is my attempt for assignment #2 (watch shot)

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    Jorge

  • #442391
    Antonio Tavares
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    I did the assignment #4 Lipstick shot . was a really fun and challenging one.
    Have 2 versions , one with the petals floating, and other with static petals.

    The petals floating was taken in one shot , throwing the petals from above and trying to find the best shape :) , flash duration of about t.01 – 4800 and f16

    camera : Fuji XT2 (APS-C sensor)
    Lens : Macro 60mm
    f:16
    3 speed lights
    2 strip boxes
    1 snoot for detail on the petals

    I did composite image , one shot for the petals and other for the lipstick.

    Thanks for you feedback

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  • #442035
    Larry Pollock
    Participant

    After some critique on the Pro Club assignment and from a friend I created this new version of my laptop and golf image.

    Revealed the laptop screen edges, brightened grass, moved golf ball and motion down to be inline with swing arch and projected direction.
    Removed reflection as too many who saw it found it distracting. Without reshooting and starting over, I can’t fix the edge view to reveal more of the ports. Sharpened image more.

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  • #442125
    Flo
    Moderator

    Hi Larry,

    as I don’t know what exactly you’ve been told already, I’m just pointing out everything that’s jumping into my eyes.
    Just ignore the parts that don’t help you ;)

    First of all:
    the perspective is looking “wrong”. I guess the source of this is that you took the image at an extreme angle, using a wide angle lens, but removed the background. This way we’re looking at an even background and a distorted laptop. This contrast increases the impression of the distortion. Btw: I’m mainly looking at the “top” corner of the laptop.
    I’m not sure, but it seems you forgot to adapt the perspective of the display to your golfer-image. Also, the “corners” of the laptop are rounded and not corners, which make it looking strange and increase the impression of distortion even more. Just make edges instead and correct the perspective of the golfer-image, and your image will have a lot more impact.

    About the lighting:
    I’d love to get a brighter front – it’s almost getting lost within the background at the moment. Extending the background more to the front of the laptop, would also work.
    If you look closely, you can see narrow reflections on the left and top-right black parts of the display – this might have been the real deal, but as those parts are embedded into the aluminum body, the standing-out-look is making it look broken or like a cheap knock-off. Just paint them black in post and you’re set ;)
    Below the black inset on the screen, where the display connects to the main body of the laptop, you’re missing light. In some areas, you can see that it’s not supposed to be black, in some you can’t. I suggest brightening this area in post.

    General:
    I don’t like the black-green background. (this is highly subjective, please consider this!)
    Your image could be a lifestyle-like picture, if you’d include a working-space-like background, or it could be a great eyecatcher if you’d put it on plain white (don’t forget to add the shadows then!), but even though I enjoy dark and moody images and backgrounds, I don’t think it fits your subject.

    You’ve mentioned reshooting it and think I remember seeing this on the Facebook page of Photigy, mentioning this was a friends computer, so you can’t simply reshoot it – but in my eyes it’s worth considering.
    Also, you don’t need exactly this computer – somebody who’s living near you will have a Macbook in good shape for sure, you just have to find those persons and ask them if you may photograph it. I guess that might be well out of your comfort-zone (almost like street photography), but it will help you in your personal evolution. :) If there’s a will, there’s a way!

    I hope this helps :)
    All the best,
    Flo

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