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MrSmith

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #860 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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« Reply #861 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 #862 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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« Reply #863 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 #864 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 #865 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 #866 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 #867 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 #868 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 #869 on: November 19, 2013, 03:23:22 PM »

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
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« Reply #870 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 #871 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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« Reply #872 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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« Reply #873 on: November 20, 2013, 03:28:55 PM »

Thanks for your comments. :D
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #874 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 #875 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 #876 on: November 21, 2013, 09:05:21 AM »

Ceiling Detail.

MrSmith

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #877 on: November 21, 2013, 10:26:04 AM »

those angles appease my visual sensibilities.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #878 on: November 21, 2013, 01:25:52 PM »

sweet! I like those MrSmith. I still wanna see the coffee machine. Coffee still has a place in my heart!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #879 on: November 21, 2013, 01:32:28 PM »

Some kinds of imagery appease parts that others cannot reach, never mind appease.

The best solution is to keep good relations going, then you never need to appease anything or anyone!

Of course, that's a life-skill all too rare in the digital age; ´face-to-face' developed that skill at an early age, back when people actually met one another.

Internet dating: can you imagine the scorn it would have raised in the 50s or 60s? It used to be all about trying it on...

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