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    Smile Gems (never like this before)

    hello,
    again my experiment in the portable studio with my baby point and shoot camera..Sony cybershot DSC W110.. i placed the lamp above these gems..
    cant say about lighting..just wanted to take pic on color theme...

    plz comment abt lighting, object i used for color theme..and many more which i m missing..

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    wow nice pics! those are gems..? at first look it looks more like M&Ms

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    thx man..well these r really gems..haha
    Last edited by satpalravi; 10th December 2008 at 04:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satpalravi View Post
    thx man..well these r really gems..haha

    oh ok sure is an eye opener

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    thx all..waiting for more c&c..

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    Sorry, whats a gem?

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    1st pic, almost half of the picture is out of focus.
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    You must be kidding big time.......
    its obviously chocolate..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    1st pic, almost half of the picture is out of focus.
    i intentionally did it.. to get the objects behind in focus..and to cover the frame..

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    Quote Originally Posted by satpalravi View Post
    i intentionally did it.. to get the objects behind in focus..and to cover the frame..
    Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    1st pic, almost half of the picture is out of focus.
    do u have any idea for improvement..

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    Quote Originally Posted by satpalravi View Post
    do u have any idea for improvement..
    My suggestions would be:

    1. add more candies so that you don't see any of the white plate.

    2. if not shooting from the top, go for an angle that will make them look rounder.

    3. diffuse your light. put tracing paper or white translucent cloth on your lamp. this is to avoid very harsh highlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satpalravi View Post
    do u have any idea for improvement..
    Use a small aperture if your camera allows it, set it on a baby tripod to stablise for the slower shutter speed resulting from small aperture usage.

    Small aperture provide for more DOF, thus less OOF areas.

    Agree with the white background a bit glaring. Try black background?

    A better way of diffusing the light would be to use a lightbox.

    You can make one easily with A4 printing paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    1st pic, almost half of the picture is out of focus.
    I sort of agree... I think a shallow DOF can be good in this image, but having large OOF objects in front is generally not a good idea. In this case, they're darker than the rest of the frame too. There are exceptions, of course. There always are. But IMHO this is not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    I sort of agree... I think a shallow DOF can be good in this image, but having large OOF objects in front is generally not a good idea. In this case, they're darker than the rest of the frame too. There are exceptions, of course. There always are. But IMHO this is not one of them.
    I think DOF is ok. It just didn't work that, as another poster commented, that half of the pic is out of focus.

    If shot from a different angle, you can get more gems in focus at the same DOF.

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    the DOF is personal preference... but one thing i feel u shld do is add more "Gems" to cover up all the white backing

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    thx all..i will surely keep these idea in mind...but wht about rating...how much marks will u all give this pic out of 10

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