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Product 01 : Citizen watch by Sykeye Product 01 : Citizen watch by Sykeye
- one single light was used,the built in flash of my DMC-FZ8 camera
- various setups used,with mirrors, home-made softboxes & reflecting materials
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WildRainOfIceAndFire Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
da, asa-i mai bine. ce-i cu hidden comments?
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Sykeye Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
pai erau la fostele poze. si am zis ca n-are rost sa le pastrez pt ca nu corespund.
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Rapier1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Nice effort, but:
1) You need to show the whole product, not just a part of it!
2) Fill-in flash! Fill-in flash! You have the camera on a tripod, you need to get the nasty shadows out of the picture...

In the first one, you have reflections in the watch and you can see clearly the mergers of the background!
Second one is better, but you needed a smaller aperture (F8-f10).

Still, a nice effort given the DiY nature of the project!
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Sykeye Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
1st of all,thank you for the comment. :)
I tried to deal with the shadows as much as possible,using a built-in flash to do 3 jobs is kind of nerve-wreaking,close to impossible. :P You see..every light in my house,inclusind the outside coming-trough-my-window-source-light is yellow,the only white light was of course,the flash.
I just liked the glows in the 1st & the shallow DoF in the 2nd.I know it's miles away from a professional product photo.

After I'll be buying that dslr I was planning for,with a proper flashgun & some accesories,then I'll be doing some serious product shots. :)
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Rapier1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
I don't know what you are using now as a camera, but I'd say:
1) Shoot RAW if you can! Then you can correct your color temperature as you wish! No more WB issues!

2) See if you can't use a cheap off-camera flash with your current camera! Or an alternative way of lighting the subject!
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Sykeye Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
1. I always shoot RAW :) That makes my compact camera unique. Still,I liked the blue effect on the background from the 1st shot...I will adjust both of the photos & reply with the results.
2. I don't have money to invest in a cheap flash. It's pointless since I'll get some dslr gear later on.
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Rapier1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
:) well, your camera ain't unique :P my compact camera also shoots RAW :) and I know at least two more models that can do that!

for me, a cheap flash means something like a used SB-28 from Nikon or a Sunpak383 (both around half/or third the price of a new SB-600, which is a killer flash) and you can use them even with the DSLR as slave flashes or back-ups!

Hmm... now I want to read some more about product photo! I'm curious.
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sadik18 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
honestly not impressed. i think you could've done better. there is potential just feels like it can be a lot more than it is.
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Sykeye Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
a iesit mai bine decat anumite product photos de ceasuri,ceea ce mi s-a parut dragut,avand in vedere ca am folosit un compact.

chiar te rog sa-mi spui o parere mai "fericita". :)
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sadik18 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
ca fundal cel putin ca iluminare de dedesubt recomand o bucata de hartie de calc lipita de o sticla(eu folosesc un raft efectiv) si daca luminezi de dedesubt dispar umbrele de la lumina directa. eventual daca pui si niste calc sau ceva peste sursa de lumina directa sa inmoaie putin lumina. backgroundul nu trebuie sa fie neaparat alb adica pentrru cea as merge si ceva material as in velvet or smth.
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