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Perfume for my friend
Perfume for my friend
akulkarni


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Langdon's Birthday (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Olympus E-330 EVOLT
Location: boston
Date: Mar 20, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2
Galleries: Macro, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2007

Shot with laser light as the light source

Statistics
Place: 97 out of 107
Avg (all users): 4.7528
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.4259
Avg (non-participants): 4.8952
Views since voting: 705
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 178
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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03/29/2007 07:40:11 PM
Originally posted by thelobster:

I won't comment on the photo itself because I don't feel qualified, but as the proud owner of some pretty low scores myself I will say that you have two ways to go. There is a style of photo that does well on dpc, if you want high scores try to find pictures that please dpc people. Alternatively just stick with what pleases you. Or do a bit of both.

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I took this for the spinning challenge. I really like it but I knew it would score about 4, so I didn't enter it.

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This was in the Fill the Frame challenge. I really like it. So did one or two other people. It scored a 4. I don't care.

I know how painful low scores can be, but keep plugging away. either please yourself or please the crowds, or mix it up and do a bit of both.

Best of luck.


fill frame pic is very artistic !!
03/29/2007 07:39:24 PM
Originally posted by JPR:

well I actually think this is very nice. more interesting to me than any old boring product shots (of course that's what everyone wants to see because that is what they have been taught to see and if you were going for that look you have a lot of work to do) images like this will always score poorly here. i have entered a few of them myself.


Hey you referring to my image or the one by bugzeye ?
03/29/2007 07:38:19 PM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

To be honest, it is a pretty bad photo. Unappealing red lighting, not very sharp / slightly out of focus, uninteresting / straight on angle.

Dig through the galleries for product shots - you will certainly find perfume or other similar product shots and see what makes them different and especially ones that did well in challenges.

Don't be disappointed though - learn and grow. Don't get frustrated - it's a process and you will improve if you keep a positive attitude and listen and look at examples of others who do well.

Hope this helps.

thanks,
This is the sharpest my olympus can get. I put the camera on tripod and put the cam in macro mode and then moved the product until it was the sharpest !! Is there any other way to get a sharper pic ?... i did run it through NI though.
03/29/2007 07:50:22 AM
I won't comment on the photo itself because I don't feel qualified, but as the proud owner of some pretty low scores myself I will say that you have two ways to go. There is a style of photo that does well on dpc, if you want high scores try to find pictures that please dpc people. Alternatively just stick with what pleases you. Or do a bit of both.

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I took this for the spinning challenge. I really like it but I knew it would score about 4, so I didn't enter it.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/624/thumb/458432.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/624/thumb/458432.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

This was in the Fill the Frame challenge. I really like it. So did one or two other people. It scored a 4. I don't care.

I know how painful low scores can be, but keep plugging away. either please yourself or please the crowds, or mix it up and do a bit of both.

Best of luck.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/29/2007 07:49:14 AM
well I actually think this is very nice. more interesting to me than any old boring product shots (of course that's what everyone wants to see because that is what they have been taught to see and if you were going for that look you have a lot of work to do) images like this will always score poorly here. i have entered a few of them myself.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/29/2007 05:32:23 AM
Everything that was said below - the things that really distract me in the photo are the heavy shadowing that creates an indistinct visual profile combined with bright highlights, and the overall pink color.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/29/2007 02:34:24 AM
I agree with Art and Crayon, However I think your shot scored pretty decent for what it has to offer. The red light would work well if you had a better angle on the subject and perhaps not so close. I have a feeling however that your presentation had more to do with the alternative meaning of the word Hummer than the perfume or vehicle??

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  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/29/2007 02:24:29 AM
yep, what Art said below.
"product shots" are appealing usually from the angles they are shot, and the lighting. Look at some and see how you could improve yours?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/29/2007 02:21:45 AM
To be honest, it is a pretty bad photo. Unappealing red lighting, not very sharp / slightly out of focus, uninteresting / straight on angle.

Dig through the galleries for product shots - you will certainly find perfume or other similar product shots and see what makes them different and especially ones that did well in challenges.

Don't be disappointed though - learn and grow. Don't get frustrated - it's a process and you will improve if you keep a positive attitude and listen and look at examples of others who do well.

Hope this helps.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2007 11:05:37 AM
Shouldn't I be wanting cologne? :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/22/2007 02:51:56 AM
The ladies can't resist the smell of diesel fuel. :D


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