You can read more about this shoot and what was involved in creating this and some of the other images we produced at that time here: A lighting challenge.
Fantastic new series, Michael!
A recent shot done for Jewelry client. Im quite happy with ho it turned out. What do you think? any input would be great.
Disclaimer: I'm not a professional.That said: To me it looks like a gorgeous shot, but:I'm afraid the reds - as great as they are - might overpower the jewellery - I can't judge if that would be a problem, just thought I'd mention it.Cheers~Chris
Hi Dean, the photography is great, but placement of the finger and its nail seems unnecessarily intrusive. My impression is that if finger was bent with the nail appearing at shallower angle, it would allow for a greater accent on the ring.
Thanks for your response Michael. I agree that a different angle of the finger could have been a better composition. There were actually a few shots exactly like that but unfortunately the client select is the one you see here. (I could not find the time to personally retouch extra images specific to my needs, not to say i would have chosen a better one though). Maybe ill look for a better one from the batch when i get some free time. Thanks again, i appreciate your input.
While I agree with Michael that the composition is wrong, as an unique image the whole thing is right. And in fact it gets across very well how diamonds really are a girl's best friend Edmund
Your photograph is perfectly fine; why would you care what an electrician says about your plumbing or a sommelier about your cooking? (Of course, if you lived in Mallorca they might all be the same person...)You have two important minds to satisfy: your own and that of your client. The rest, including my opinion, is bullshit. We all have degrees in critique...Rob C
Syd Brak eat your heart out.
Wish I'd had his abilities!Imagine what he'd have done with PS instead of Aerograph DeVilbiss... but maybe the latter is actually better.P.S. I wrote 'done', but is he still working - does he need to?