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Posted 14 October 2019 - 11:59 PM

This is Assignment 52 - our final assignment.   

 

This would suitable for an email promo, postcard or a portfolio cover.  There were no specific requirements.  It had to show what we do; and how we do it.  It had to be a shot that we are proud of.  The big requirement is that it has to get the viewer to pay serious attention.   

 

I decided to go with a minimalist approach.  Over the past year, I've learned that the KISS principle serves me well.  The less cluttered the image, the better.   ;)  Hard to say if I will continue with this style over the long term, but for now, I quite like it.

 

For this shot, I decided to experiment with a technique called Dark Field Lighting.  My glass is placed directly in front of the soft box.  The soft box has a large foam black card placed directly in front of.  The key is to leave space for light to come around the edges and the top - that is what lights up the edges of the glass.  I also used black cards on both sides, to eliminate reflections.  Finally, I hung a large piece of black paper in front of my camera.  There was a hole cut in it, for the lens.

 

I learned a lot from this assignment, even if it was a bit of a "graduation" exercise.  I found that my strobe's modelling light let me see how the shot would look before I took.  As an example, slight movements of the glass to one side or another changed the symmetry of the light showing in the glass. 

 

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Here's the technical stuff:

  • Godox Strobe with soft box @ 1.5
  • 1 large black card, directly in front of the soft box.
  • 2 smaller black cards, on each side.

Camera data:

  • D810
  • ISO64
  • 24-70/f2.8 @ 70mm
  • 1/125 sec.
  • f 3.2

My instructor's only suggestion was to add a layer that matched the background.  Then, roughly where the body and stem met, add a simulated "spray" light.  I did this by placing the glass into a separate layer.  Then, on the black layer I used a white brush at 10% opacity.  The resulting feedback was all positive.

 

I can't say enough good things about Project 52.  It has taken my skill set to levels that I would never have thought possible.  I met some wonderful people and had a helluva lot of fun along the way.  Thanks for looking, everyone.  :D


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:35 PM

WOW!

I like it.  Well done.

 

I think you hit the nail on the head with this.  It could easily be the cover of a Wine Magazine.  I like everything about it.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:35 PM

WOW!

I like it.  Well done.

 

I think you hit the nail on the head with this.  It could easily be the cover of a Wine Magazine.  I like everything about it.

 

Art, thank you for the very kind words.  :)


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:37 AM

Wow ... top of the class Mark.


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:50 AM

Stunning... well done, Mark! This caliber image could be used for commercial purposes...

Your Instructor can be proud of you!

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:03 AM

Very nice work. You had a great year and an outstanding finale. 


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:58 AM

Wow ... top of the class Mark.

 

 

Stunning... well done, Mark! This caliber image could be used for commercial purposes...

Your Instructor can be proud of you!

 

 

Very nice work. You had a great year and an outstanding finale. 

 

Hi Peter, Herman and Dennis,

 

Thank you very much for the kind words.  Dennis, not only was it a great year, it was a lot of fun!  :D  :D


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 11:56 PM

Beautifully done!!!


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 01:02 PM

Beautifully done!!!

 

Thanks, Don.  :)


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