Click Here!
Page 4 of 16 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 14 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 158

Thread: It's here! LGK PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE #1

  1. #31
    you rollin dirty? ketel&tonic's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    8,088
    Liked
    574 times
    Karma
    1006100
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    5 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    Disaster!!

    circular polarizer filter, sailor talk, broom, dustpan

    Love the equipment used on this one.

  2. #32
    FBJ
    FBJ is offline
    LGK's Red Baron FBJ's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    20,006
    Liked
    27734 times
    Karma
    105058176
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    178 Post(s)

    Default

    ValleyFan,

    I like the lighting in the second version of your image of the glass decanters. It defines the edges of the glass better and makes them stand off the page. I didn't notice the umbrellas in the glass until you noticed them, but now that I see them, yeah. Maybe a snoot or a soft-box on those strobes next time?

    The glass bottles are striking, but a little more illumination on the labels would be necessary (I'd imagine) for that "product photography" image type. What kind of surface are the Jones bottles sitting on? Did you spray the light table down with a fine mist of water or something?

    Thanks for your compliments of the lighting on the aircraft gage. That took me about two dozen captures to get right. It's the speedlight off-camera and diffused with a piece of plain paper looped loosely around the head of the flash. The thing that made that image finally come together was the fact that I figured out what the source of a yellowish-orange shine from one of the broken pieces of glass was (it was the reflection of the incandescent bulbs of my ceiling fan). Once I turned those off, the next image was the last one I needed to shoot, and is also the one you see.

    Watti,

    That chess-set shot is freakin NICE. I love the contrast of the clear/white-highlited chess pieces against the black background. Well done!

    KBM,

    DIG the subject, but I'd have to echo ValleyFan in saying that an increase in contrast would do wonders for that photograph! Maybe even a slight bump in color saturation would help those bubbles stand out even further, as well.
    Last edited by FBJ; January 14th, 2008 at 12:41 PM.
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.


  3. #33
    Feed the Toe! Mateo's Avatar




    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    7,305
    Liked
    84 times
    Karma
    1000000
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    why am I thinking alcohol will be a running theme in the photo comp?

  4. #34
    Sarcastic Ass nocturn's Avatar




    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    8,133
    Liked
    2661 times
    Karma
    1105000
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    328 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
    why am I thinking alcohol will be a running theme in the photo comp?
    Well the hootch at my house turns over waaaaay tooooo fast so the only pick of a bottle from me would have a trash bag around it...

  5. #35
    Sarcastic Ass nocturn's Avatar




    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    8,133
    Liked
    2661 times
    Karma
    1105000
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    328 Post(s)

    Default

    Valley Fan, Dont sweat the umbrella. In shot 1, It lools like window mullions. In shot 2 its more pronounced but it still looks like a window.

    As for the beer bottle photos, if you could a get somewhere between the 2, you'd be on it.

    PS, Say "YES!" to high Stop settings! lol

  6. #36
    VF
    VF is offline
    Sittin' on the couch VF's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,405
    Liked
    150 times
    Karma
    1017600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    12 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    ValleyFan,

    I like the lighting in the second version of your image of the glass decanters. It defines the edges of the glass better and makes them stand off the page. I didn't notice the umbrellas in the glass until you noticed them, but now that I see them, yeah. Maybe a snoot or a soft-box on those strobes next time?

    The glass bottles are striking, but a little more illumination on the labels would be necessary (I'd imagine) for that "product photography" image type. What kind of surface are the Jones bottles sitting on? Did you spray the light table down with a fine mist of water or something?
    Yeah, I agree with you on both counts. With the two versions of the little bud vases, the only difference between the two is the first one (the darker one) I had the 580, which was illuminating the foam core backdrop, off. With the bottles, I really had not frontal light besides what was bouncing around the room.

    The Jones bottles are sitting on a piece of (for some reason it was the only thing I had around, I guess some one was bullet proofing windows) 1" clear acrylic, which was all jacked up on one side from sitting on the shelf in my garage, so I sanded the bad side with a orbital sander which gave it the frosted appearance. For the Jones shots, I sprayed both the bottles and the acrylic with a misting bottle, which didn't do exactly what I wanted, which now that I think about it, I wanted something more like the beer ads on TV which have the ice particals slowly dripping down the sides.

  7. #37
    Retired LW PuckHead27's Avatar




    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    7,610
    Liked
    151 times
    Karma
    1000000
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    PuckHead27: Very interesting subject. My only comment would be that it has a very strong color cast, which I'm not sure if you where going for something like that, but for me it makes it feel like the white balance is off. I don't know what your workflow is, if you are brining it in with something like photoshop or lightroom, it is pretty easy to tweak the color. If you are just bringing it in from camera, try setting the camera from auto white balance to tungsten or sodium vapor.
    Thanks for the input VF!

    First off a little about my experience, I basically have none. LOL, I have to admit, I'm really a beginner at this. I just got the DSLR about a year or so ago and I haven't been practicing or "learning" as much as I should have been these past few months (I feel shame ). I don't have much in the way of equipment. Basically all I have is the camera, a couple lenses, a tripod and a monopod. I don't have any lighting other then the built in flash on the camera (Canon XTi), which is inadequate to say the least. I usually just shoot family, vacation type stuff so I'd probably be better off shooting something like a broken car windshield, a glass building or stained glass window on a church, something outdoorsy. Unfortunately, I'm also a lazy SOB so hunting that stuff down was not in the cards (although I have some time before this challenge ends so if something comes up?). I also figured I'd experiment with this and try to learn something in the process.

    Now back to the photo...

    I got that strong color cast because the background (the wall) I used is beige/taupe. I'm also lighting the ball using a small table lamp from below which probably adds to the yellowish glow. The room was dark other then the lamp, I used no other lighting in the room. I did try some shots using different colored objects in the background, but again I don't have much so it was basically just household items and they didn't work out that well IMO. As far as my workflow, heh, to be totally honest, I just uploaded the photo to my Smugmug account, made a copy, ran it through their "color effects" option, which just made it a little darker (the thumbnail is the original) and cropped it to show just the bubbles.

    I was a bit apprehensive about doing this because I don't really understand half the stuff VF and FBJ talk about in the DSLR thread. That all just goes right over my head. , but I also want to learn how to make better use of my DSLR and all it's functions so I thought I give it a go. I'm probably not going to comment much on anyone else's photos right away. Hopefully down the line, when I feel more confident, I may start adding my .

    Thanks again for the input VF and thanks to FBJ for taking the initiative and starting this.

    If this response is inappropriate for the challenge thread, please feel free to move it to the current DSLR thread.
    Last edited by PuckHead27; January 14th, 2008 at 03:11 PM.

  8. #38
    FBJ
    FBJ is offline
    LGK's Red Baron FBJ's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    20,006
    Liked
    27734 times
    Karma
    105058176
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    178 Post(s)

    Default

    PuckHead27,

    This sort of thing is just what you need to learn a bit and increase that experience level, man! Glad you're putting stuff up here!

    As far as all the talk that's "over your head," in the DSLR forum, most of it's over my head, too! Just do what I do and ask for clarification or explanation! ValleyFan is GOOD at explaining **** to me both in Greek and in English!!

    Everyone,

    I got all Roman Catholic on yo' asses and put up two new pics on my pic post. Check 'em out and let me know what you think!
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.


  9. #39
    VF
    VF is offline
    Sittin' on the couch VF's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,405
    Liked
    150 times
    Karma
    1017600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    12 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PuckMonkey View Post
    __________________________________________________ ________



    Glow Cone
    [/B]1/160 sec at f/22, ISO 100, tripod[B]
    __________________________________________________ _______
    Love the Glow Cone

  10. #40
    VF
    VF is offline
    Sittin' on the couch VF's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,405
    Liked
    150 times
    Karma
    1017600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    12 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    I got all Roman Catholic on yo' asses and put up two new pics on my pic post. Check 'em out and let me know what you think!
    I didn't know we could use a piety filter! Nice capture of the stained glass.

Page 4 of 16 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 14 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84