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    The Limited Edition Cool Water Freeze Me

    DIY Light tent, SB600 on the left side. Cam Flash 1/64 power. F8 1/60s





    The sweetest thing of all? A gift from my gf.
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    your images seems to be tilted.
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    If your intention was product photography, I guess I don't see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel84 View Post
    your images seems to be tilted.
    now that you mention, it really seems tilted. thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by PyeeL View Post
    If your intention was product photography, I guess I don't see it.
    if your intention was comments and critique, i guess you need to be more constructive. perhaps tell me what you would do if it was you.

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    well, this is one way of not how to shoot products.

    Anyway, Product photography requires a deep understanding of light and how the product reacts to it.

    Its not easy to master

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    Quote Originally Posted by PyeeL View Post
    If your intention was product photography, I guess I don't see it.
    Quote Originally Posted by zh3ng View Post

    if your intention was comments and critique, i guess you need to be more constructive. perhaps tell me what you would do if it was you.
    true enough

    anyway placement is important as lighting as mentioned. symmetry definitely didn't work well here. lighting wise i am not an expert but its probably underexposed for such a fine product. you may want to illuminate glass objects from behind as well and it may be good to show some reflection too by placing a transparency on the table or an opaque plastic sheet (it worked for me)

    best is reverse engineer other's photo to see how its done haha thats wad i always do when i need to shoot something

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    true enough

    anyway placement is important as lighting as mentioned. symmetry definitely didn't work well here. lighting wise i am not an expert but its probably underexposed for such a fine product. you may want to illuminate glass objects from behind as well and it may be good to show some reflection too by placing a transparency on the table or an opaque plastic sheet (it worked for me)

    best is reverse engineer other's photo to see how its done haha thats wad i always do when i need to shoot something
    yea lighting wise is very tricky, perhaps 1 sb600 just isnt enough. reverse engineer.. the learning point will start from your flickr~! i love your pics.

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    TS should not be discouraged by unconstructive comments. See how products are being shot, understand the arrangement/placement of the subject, where the lighting shld be placed, see how other ppl shoot products and most importantly hands on experience. One light may not be enuff but try using reflectors or continuous lighting (can get cheap small lamps high powered from ikea etc).

    In this kind of shot, i would prefer having a high key setup. Lit up the background (white). Fill in the main subjects. So effectively 2 lights are required. Spray some water on the bottles. Maybe a glass or acrylic base would be effective with some water puddles also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zh3ng View Post
    yea lighting wise is very tricky, perhaps 1 sb600 just isnt enough. reverse engineer.. the learning point will start from your flickr~! i love your pics.
    haha my flickr is my own textbook perhaps..compiling all sorts of knwledge and practicing on my own

    you may think 1 sb600 is not enough but it actually may not be..try shooting it through the paper from behind backlighting the glass. when you dont have enough light? reflect reflect reflect! hahah get whatever you need to bounce back light on the subject be it mirrors or even just paper. an enclosed light tent can be very effective even with just one light i believe there are many DIY out there, i made mine out of pvc tube..super chui one..

    anyway, here's one good link you might want to see. his other videos are good too
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMqmO...eature=channel

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuantoh View Post
    TS should not be discouraged by unconstructive comments. See how products are being shot, understand the arrangement/placement of the subject, where the lighting shld be placed, see how other ppl shoot products and most importantly hands on experience. One light may not be enuff but try using reflectors or continuous lighting (can get cheap small lamps high powered from ikea etc).

    In this kind of shot, i would prefer having a high key setup. Lit up the background (white). Fill in the main subjects. So effectively 2 lights are required. Spray some water on the bottles. Maybe a glass or acrylic base would be effective with some water puddles also.
    thanks kt~ comments coming from you is most appreciated. yea i seriously need to lit up the entire lightbox. my most critical problem is the settings on cam, i.e flash exposure and stuffs like that. needa go check on pros~ i like the tlr bird shoot by rs korkor, was actually inspired by him to try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    haha my flickr is my own textbook perhaps..compiling all sorts of knwledge and practicing on my own

    you may think 1 sb600 is not enough but it actually may not be..try shooting it through the paper from behind backlighting the glass. when you dont have enough light? reflect reflect reflect! hahah get whatever you need to bounce back light on the subject be it mirrors or even just paper. an enclosed light tent can be very effective even with just one light i believe there are many DIY out there, i made mine out of pvc tube..super chui one..

    anyway, here's one good link you might want to see. his other videos are good too
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMqmO...eature=channel
    that is a very useful video !!!! thanks for sharing!! my light tent is the cardboard box type. cut square holds and covered with white cloth. but its rather small. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by zh3ng View Post
    thanks kt~ comments coming from you is most appreciated. yea i seriously need to lit up the entire lightbox. my most critical problem is the settings on cam, i.e flash exposure and stuffs like that. needa go check on pros~ i like the tlr bird shoot by rs korkor, was actually inspired by him to try this.
    Quote Originally Posted by zh3ng View Post
    that is a very useful video !!!! thanks for sharing!! my light tent is the cardboard box type. cut square holds and covered with white cloth. but its rather small. haha
    you can actually enclose it then light from the top or from inside you shoot the flash up, also with limited light, you might choose to use tripod to allow long shutter to expose for background then lighting up your subject with flash alittle more to create depth.

    why not try black background too? you dont have to create an overexposed white background yet can bring out some mood

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