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Challenge: Product Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
Location: Home
Date: Mar 20, 2010
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2010

Setup on a pedestal with black curtain and background was a black curtain. Was out of the alcohol so I made some tea for the replacement. Fired a flash to the product left through an umbrella and had another stobe behind it as well as a reflector to the right.

Shot in Raw and edited in lightroom. Exposure, white balance, masked out some of the reflection and brightened the edges, crop and straighten. . export to PSE6 and did a topaz adjust, warming filter and resize, usm and sfw. It may still be a bit dark for some people but I like the low key look.

Place: 45 out of 124
Avg (all users): 5.7660
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.1042
Avg (non-participants): 6.1075
Views since voting: 951
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 141
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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04/02/2010 01:31:48 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This was one of my highest rated pictures in the Product Shot challenge. I gave you a 9.

This stuff is delicious first of all so I was biased in your favour hehe. Personally I really liked the dark lighting. The tea matches perfectly with the bottle. There's not much I would change about this. You received some helpful comments though. And I have to agree that it would have been nice to have the edge of the cap lighted as well. I'm surprised this didn't score higher though.

Josh you keep replacing your top rated images on your profile, keep up the great work! Love your stuff!

If you have any questions click here to message me!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 06:07:25 PM
Classy, romatic feel. Good job.
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03/26/2010 11:17:18 PM
Gorgeous light on the glass! My only nit-pick is that the top of the bottle blends into the background. Add a small rim light/back light and problem solved : )
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03/26/2010 02:11:49 PM
Nicely done and I like how you turned the cap on the bottle
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03/24/2010 06:41:46 PM
Dark, but sexy.
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03/22/2010 07:46:54 PM
Whilst I think low key works here I think that this is just a little too dark
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03/22/2010 02:35:28 PM
good use of levels to hide the background...except I would have liked to have that tablecloth not visible at all
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03/22/2010 12:08:03 AM
I like the mood, but i feel it is a touch too dark. The side lighting works well.
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