-= Still Life : Butter Knife =-


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desmond-

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i would prefer a little less 'headroom' on top, just to balance up the black bottom... but all in all,
the photo's nice clean and slick, like slivester mentioned, it looks straight out from a dbs black ad series... really good stuff. :thumbsup:
 

archlover

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stereobox is a pro!!!
somehow it looks 2D ... but in other way looks 3D ...
 

Grub

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Excellent stuff. How did you suspend the knife like that?
 

Stereobox

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:bigeyes: i'm humbled this little pic is compared to the dbs black series, which was very well-done, in my opinion. but no, i wasn't consciously affected by the ads to do this one hehe

thx for your kind comments, Slivester and desmond- !

thx Koelsch! the pad project is a colloboration between my gf and i. we appreciate your support all along. do post your comments over at our place sometime :)

i'm not a pro, archlover~ :bigeyes: but i'm aspiring to be a commercial still-life/interiors/food photographer, hope to break into these fields.

yup, my intention was to give a 'graphic' treatment to an ordinary object.

grub, the 'trick' is commonly used in product photography to suspend small objects...in fact, i wouldn't even call it a trick :) but i'll pm you instead ... not to spoil the sense of illusion for some of the others~:)
 

Chris Lim

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Nice one bro! :thumbsup: looks like theres a slight bit of banding in the light. But overall very balanced already. Good use of light as well. DO you have on in landscape? :)
 

Stereobox

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Nice one bro! :thumbsup: looks like theres a slight bit of banding in the light. But overall very balanced already. Good use of light as well. DO you have on in landscape? :)
thx chris!

the banding isn't in the light, but the CCD's difficulty in registering subtle light graduations. it didn't bother me, so i decided to post this :)

yes, the original was shot in landscape. the final crop works best for me :)
 

Stereobox

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Splutter said:
Nice! Would be great if the black "ground" has some details though.
thank you splutter!

interesting suggestion~

personally, i would avoid showing more details on the 'ground'. firstly, i felt it would distract from the overall 'graphic' feel and attention on the knife, and secondly the 'ground' isn't actually very nice if i told you what it was ;p
 

Splutter

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I was under the impression that the banding is partly due to jpg compression. I also found difficulty with black and white tonalities for such pics. Any way to fix it?

Oh yeah, interesting crop btw :)
 

Stereobox

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Splutter said:
I was under the impression that the banding is partly due to jpg compression. I also found difficulty with black and white tonalities for such pics. Any way to fix it?

Oh yeah, interesting crop btw :)
get a better quality CCD? :think: :dunno: :bsmilie: hehehe

i'm sure there's a PS/filter way to solve that problem...i just haven't got around to searching for the answer.

oh yea..i forgot...use film lol!
 

desmond-

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Stereobox said:
grub, the 'trick' is commonly used in product photography to suspend small objects...in fact, i wouldn't even call it a trick :) but i'll pm you instead ... not to spoil the sense of illusion for some of the others~:)
woah, please pm me bout that too! :bsmilie:
 

Stereobox

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it's no 'secret' really. most people who are involved in product photography will know this, or have done a bit of research on the topic.

pm-ed you guys already anyway :)

chris lim has suggested to me a solution regarding the banding issue. apply gaussian blur to a duplicate layer and play around with the transparency levels. thx bro!
 

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