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Basking in the Warmth
12/02/2008 10:12:13 PM
Basking in the Warmth
by Moatz

Comment by Yo_Spiff:
The image itself comes off to me as a snapshot, but one that could have been improved with the right post processing.

The biggest problem, however, is JPEG compression. Your file size of only 76k indicates a highly compressed image and that is what is robbing most of the detail and sharpness from this image. I can see lots of compression artifacts around the high contrast edges, especially just to the right of the bird. Check your compression settings when you save your file. Always adjust JPEG compression so that your file size is as large as possible, but within the challenge limit. (150k for this one) I don't know what you use for editing, of course, but I have posted an example and some notes on the compression settings in PaintShop Pro:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/83313/120/742828.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/83313/120/742828.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Hope this is helpful for you.
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Basking in the Warmth
11/29/2008 12:33:33 PM
Basking in the Warmth
by Moatz

Comment by mindbottling:
I think that for this to be effective, the bird needs to be larger in the frame, or not competing so much with the branches behind it.
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Basking in the Warmth
11/27/2008 02:06:01 PM
Basking in the Warmth
by Moatz

Comment by karmaoblivion:
Nice shot. I think the comp could be a little better, but lovely.
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Basking in the Warmth
11/26/2008 11:09:00 AM
Basking in the Warmth
by Moatz

Comment by Daybis:
Subject doesn't offer a whole lot of wow. Well taken though.
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Walk About4.jpg
04/01/2008 09:34:39 AM
Walk About4.jpg
by Moatz

Comment by Melethia:
Kinda sad, very quiet, and quite lovely. This is really nice.
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Trial6.jpg
01/28/2008 01:44:30 AM
Trial6.jpg
by Moatz

Comment by justamistere:
I like to see products at straight eye-level, as if you're looking at it on the grocery store shelf. This one could be a little lower with the camera and rotated to the right more ( more centered ).

But that's just my opinion, show them several angles, or ask if they prefer them angled or looking at them totally centered.

Finally, look at same or similar products in grocery store newspaper ads or magazines for ideas from professionals.
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Stock1.jpg
01/28/2008 01:19:07 AM
Stock1.jpg
by Moatz

Comment by justamistere:
Too much light can wash out the edges or other parts of the photo.
Get the exposure correct, then you can always lighten it in Photoshop.
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Trial6.jpg
01/12/2008 12:36:03 AM
Trial6.jpg
by Moatz

Comment by Melethia:
Yep, I think these will work well. Again, if you can add a lower light, it might add a bit more dimension to the objects. Have you tried shooting with a white background, too, or do they specifically want the products shot against a black background?
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Trial3.jpg
01/12/2008 12:34:08 AM
Trial3.jpg
by Moatz

Comment by Melethia:
I'm sure this will suffice for what they want, but to spruce it up a bit, try adding a light lower (if you can) and one behind to create a bit of depth. I think you're gonna have a blast!
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Photo4.jpg
01/11/2008 12:21:45 PM
Photo4.jpg
by Moatz

Comment by PHOTOKID:
I love all the textures and detail in this image. The grain of the wood is sharp and to see the crystaline snow flakes is really neat. Your white balance is dead on in this shot, not overexposed at all.

I like the diagonals that the wood and the rail make leading your eye to the screw head. I think the screw head is really neat showing the strength and what keeps it together.

Lastly I like the DOF you used and the smoothness of the white snow background makes everything really pop.
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