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JeffryZ


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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: San Diego
Date: Sep 7, 2008
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2008

Lighting was a narrow gap through a window lighting mostly on the bottle with a fill flash to light the rest. Shot in Jpeg but first editing was in Adobe Camera Raw for minor brightness/ light balance adjustments.
Then some levels, selective color and Hue/ Saturation, resize and smart sharpen.

Did not realize this was Advanced Editing or I would have tried to do something about the white spot on the wall next to the bottle.

Statistics
Place: 107 out of 118
Avg (all users): 4.9679
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8864
Avg (non-participants): 5.0000
Views since voting: 722
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 156
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2008 05:47:49 PM
Nice concept. I like the message it displays. Hanging sheet in the background may have helped cut down the reflections in the bottle.
09/11/2008 07:07:15 PM
Framing and emphasis on the product with the natural light is a nice idea, but image lacks overall punch.
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09/10/2008 05:24:42 PM
The lighting on the bear is a bit much.
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09/09/2008 06:20:56 PM
Funny idea.
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09/09/2008 04:59:07 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 0/2
Composition: 1/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 0/2

The idea is great, but the execution leaves something to be desired. The lighting is extremely harsh. The attempt to make the label stand out with the lighting was a bit overdone. I find the cropping a bit too tight. I think this would have worked better placed further from the background, and had an extra light to completely white out the background. And then perhaps limited DOF instead of lighting to make the label on the bottle stand out.
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09/09/2008 03:00:40 PM
the light looks just a bit strog, other than that, I think it really conveys the message you are trying to send!
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09/09/2008 09:59:24 AM
Glare on the wall is a wee bit harsh. I like the crop on the teddy though.
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09/08/2008 10:25:29 PM
good idea, but not exactly what everone is considering a product shot these days
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09/08/2008 12:50:49 AM
I don't care for the lighting at all
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