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#1 Sailjunkie

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 11:55 PM

This week's assignment was to make an image of a very shiny object.  While the final result is very pleasing, I can tell you that it is easier said than done.

 

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I shot this with

 

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ISO 64

f11

1/125 sec.

Tamron 24-70 @ 70mm

 

For lighting, I used a Godox SK300 strobe with a softbox, behind a home-made scrim and a black card..  On the other side, I used a Yongnuo YN685 speedlight in a Westcott Apollo Softbox.  I also used several white foam core fill cards.

 

I used both LR and PS.  I followed Don's suggestion by adding a curves adjustment layer and masking out the speculars.

 

Thanks for looking everyone.  :)

 


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 12:41 AM

You did an excellent job, there is no reflection from the lighting.  Nicely exposed, well done.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:17 AM

Good work.  Contrary to what Art said I'm guessing the main light reflections are from the softboxes?  They actually add rather than deter from the image.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 12:31 PM

Good work.  Contrary to what Art said I'm guessing the main light reflections are from the softboxes?  They actually add rather than deter from the image.

 

You're right about the light reflections, Gordon.  It's intentional.  The bonus was during the class critique when we noticed that one of the glasses is reflected in the other.  :)


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 04:08 PM

Well done Mark, great detail and contrast.

 

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:28 PM

 

 The bonus was during the class critique when we noticed that one of the glasses is reflected in the other.  :)

 

I did see that as well but didn't think it a detriment.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:36 PM

Nice work Mark.


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:09 AM

Very nice... well done, Mark.

 

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:40 PM

Many thanks for the kind words, everyone.  I'm thoroughly enjoying the course.  Both Don and my fellow students are great to work with.  :)


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:57 PM

Nicly done Mark

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