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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: a basement in Annandale, VA
Date: Sep 3, 2008
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.8 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2008

Someone told me that photographing glass is hard. They were not kidding.

Lots of trial and error with ways to soften the lighting yet still get a high key image without blowing out the highlights. Thanks to my wife to helping with the various diffusers and reflectors. And thanks to dremel for making cookie cutting so easy. This idea was inspired by a friend that took a similar shot. They said they want through a 1 pound bag of cookies (not eating them) to get one to break in just the right way. I did this with two cookies by using a dremel to notch the cookie.

Last edit before submitting select background and tint blue.

Place: 41 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.0064
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 5.8478
Avg (non-participants): 6.0727
Views since voting: 1074
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 156
Comments: 18
Favorites: 4 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2008 10:34:03 PM
A classy take on a classic product(s). Good one.
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09/14/2008 09:32:59 PM
I like this but the canvas is a little tall. The image goes below the fold when viewing on my desktop of 1280x800.
09/13/2008 08:51:46 PM
Great idea for a nightcap! I love it!
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09/13/2008 05:12:25 PM
lovely job
09/12/2008 08:17:39 PM
Ribbon Contender and top 10 for me: 10
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09/12/2008 10:13:14 AM
Simple but good.
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09/11/2008 07:36:26 PM
09/11/2008 10:27:36 AM
this is a great edited picture, the only thing i think that would help is if the glass was a little bit more visable, it took me a second to see it..

great idea and picture , love it =)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2008 10:24:49 AM
My type of drink... good idea!
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09/10/2008 10:46:54 PM
NIce exposure control. Comp is extraordinary. Could easily be there next ad.
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09/10/2008 09:47:33 PM
glass is a bit light, but overall good theme and setup-7
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09/10/2008 05:51:58 PM
This is perfect! My favorite in this challenge so far! 10!
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09/09/2008 07:08:17 PM
I don't really like the way the glass and milk seem to disappear into the bright background - leaves the biscuit kinda hanging around in thin air.
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09/09/2008 05:21:37 PM
The is perfect. New twist on a timeless concept. I only wish that cookie had been dunked in the milk first for effect.
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09/09/2008 08:51:55 AM
You've made me want mini Oreos, I'd say you did the job! Nice work.
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09/09/2008 02:14:59 AM
09/08/2008 03:19:26 PM
Nice idea, gret focus and lighting, maybe a different color b/g, to make the milk stand out a little more, otherwise nice, 6.
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09/08/2008 12:56:37 AM
Awesome! Top 10 for this one!
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