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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #880 on: November 12, 2013, 03:53:55 PM »

a couple of coffee machine bling images from a recent shoot

I enjoy every one of your images and this got me wondering... isn't the left panel getting too much attention? just asking to get your point of view, it's milles away from anything I've done on product.

Thanks ;)
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #881 on: November 12, 2013, 04:04:25 PM »


Ironically this is the only place I have posted it where anyone caught anything. You guys are the best. Tough audience. :)





I'm going to take that personally.

Made my evening, Kirk!

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #882 on: November 12, 2013, 04:08:46 PM »




I'm going to take that personally.

Made my evening, Kirk!

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Rob C

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #883 on: November 12, 2013, 04:46:01 PM »

I enjoy every one of your images and this got me wondering... isn't the left panel getting too much attention? just asking to get your point of view, it's milles away from anything I've done on product.

Thanks ;)

It's all arbitrary really, I look to create a bit of contrast and mood but you are right it could be flatter but I like to give things shape and form. With this shot the client picked up on the expensive attributes so the valves and the lever group were the highlights so these had to be lit and focussed on which means the end result is partly client led rather than my own self indulgence. The background tones are a quick render and not what the client went with.
I'm actually proud of the right hand reflection in the drip tray shot as it was removed to shoot so that panel didn't exist so I made it in photoshop in a couple of mins ;D. Then the final square crop meant it's not going to be seen  >:(
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #884 on: November 12, 2013, 09:37:15 PM »

Since I haven't really contributed anything for a while...interior design shoot from August. Every time I look at this photo I wish I'd moved the shoes to another spot....and every time it's a different spot.

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« Reply #885 on: November 13, 2013, 08:27:08 AM »

Nice prodoct shot that coffee machine,
Shoes why dont you just photoshop them away, could be the solution, as i understand your questioning them..
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #886 on: November 18, 2013, 02:52:34 PM »

Lovely shots and well beyond my skill set. Can I ask you, are the coffee maker reflections done in PS or on the shoot? Also to get the gradiated background, would you be sneaking a grid or a snoot behind and underneath the coffee maker. I wouldn't know where to begin with managing the reflections!
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« Reply #887 on: November 18, 2013, 03:56:08 PM »

The reflection under the machine is real but the rest of the background is made in photoshop.
Although I was schooled in the 10x8 in-camera way of shooting still life it's easier to do some things in post, as it's me that puts the shot together I know what I need to shoot to get the final image I want.
 If you look at the tonal fall-off across the side, front panels and lever groups it's not physically possible for the machine to look like that in one lighting exposure (the surfaces being mirrors) so they have been shot individually but the tones/gradations are real.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #888 on: November 18, 2013, 04:04:50 PM »

Thanks for that. It's really interesting. I imagine you shoot it with a grey or white background then to make it easier to replace?
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« Reply #889 on: November 18, 2013, 04:18:37 PM »

It's shot on a sheet of black Perspex as a base and a white colorama a few feet behind.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #890 on: November 19, 2013, 01:10:02 AM »

I love coffee machines...I don't see it any more
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #891 on: November 19, 2013, 12:09:22 PM »

I shot a little looser a couple weeks ago.  No lights, only my camera (although I did have to adjust window shades).  I dig the results!  But the interiors were very forgiving, so I am not going to say I can do this all the time now.   :D

I shot all with the SK 35mm; captured some shots with the CF at ISO 50 and some without the CF at ISO 100.  I grabbed people from both kinds of captures for each image.  No HDR layering, just some pushing and noise reduction in post.  
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #892 on: November 19, 2013, 03:23:22 PM »

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
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« Reply #893 on: November 20, 2013, 12:29:12 PM »

couple of stills for a trade magazine to illustrate cutting costs in construction by 1/3  managed to get the cuts done by laser cutting (or possibly water?)
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #894 on: November 20, 2013, 02:05:07 PM »

Nice work as always Mr Smith, nice to see a bit of craft :)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #895 on: November 20, 2013, 02:56:15 PM »

Nice work as always Mr Smith, nice to see a bit of craft :)

Yup.  I agree.  Really nice.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #896 on: November 20, 2013, 03:28:55 PM »

Thanks for your comments. :D
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #897 on: November 20, 2013, 04:30:00 PM »

Always nice to see people making photographs and not Photoshop renderings. Nice clean images, Mr. Smith!

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #898 on: November 20, 2013, 04:53:00 PM »

There are a couple of layers in there  ;D
Only 2 though.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #899 on: November 21, 2013, 09:05:21 AM »

Ceiling Detail.

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