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Challenge: Product Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1K
Lens: Leica 14-50mm f2.8-3.5 Mega O.I.S.
Location: The Netherlands
Date: Mar 21, 2010
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13s
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2010

Specially purchased this really expensive box of chocolates for the shoot because I liked the exclusive look of the box. Big was my disappointment when I opened the box to discover that the contents looked drab and uninspiring and did not match the quality look of the box at all. So off to the supermarket I rushed and purchased some budget chocolates that looked really great and colorful. Emptied the exclusive box of it's contents and arranged the budget chocolates in the exclusive box for the shoot. Placed box on a mirror and used reflection of lounge wall as background. Shot with camera on tripod using natural daylight from outside diffused by a white bed sheet in conjunction with my onboard flash diffused with a few strips of white toilet paper.
Ps. The exclusive chocolates looked uninspiring but tasted really sublime and the rose is real, not a fake.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.9784
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.3750
Avg (non-participants): 7.2967
Views since voting: 2984
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 139
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/02/2010 10:35:44 AM
Are the chocolates gone now? LOL
Nice shot
Debbi
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03/29/2010 07:18:40 PM
Perfect example of catalogue photography, well done
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03/29/2010 11:14:26 AM
LOL! I was wondering if the chocolates would serve a dual purpose, and I see that they did! And yes, you should randomly bring your girlfriend chocolates even when you don't need them for a challenge! Huge congrats an another addition to your top row - two at a time is pretty impressive!
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03/29/2010 08:31:09 AM
Congrats on your final top 10 place. Great photo.
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03/29/2010 03:21:28 AM
Congrats on your top-10 finish, good work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 06:14:47 PM
I like the choice of bg color, it complements the chocolate beautifully. I also like the use of the rose, it brings out some of the decorative elements on the candy.
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03/28/2010 03:09:27 PM
Beautiful! Sharp image, great colors.
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03/27/2010 07:43:08 PM
cant really fault this, the bg is bit of a sickly color to me but it works perfectly
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03/27/2010 03:14:39 PM
Everything about this is perfect, lighting, focus, subject, nice addition of the rose as well. There's nothing I can see that I would change, good job! I gave you a 10.
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03/26/2010 11:24:57 PM
The light on the chocolate is perfect, but the reds in the flower are blown.
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03/26/2010 01:57:28 PM
This photograph is wonderful. It is simple and perfect with no flashy stuff added. I really like it.
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03/25/2010 09:54:00 AM
Clean, crisp, good presentation and the chocolates look yummy! Top quality work. (Commenting only.)
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03/24/2010 05:47:04 PM
The colors in this are as rich as I imagine the bon-bons would taste. Nice design.
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03/23/2010 06:41:03 PM
Perfect. Well composed and well lit. The rose is the perfect accent that raises it to a higher level.
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03/23/2010 03:08:03 PM
Very nicely lit - the details are very good on the candy
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03/22/2010 08:52:51 PM
The chocolates look perfect, but that rose looks strange. Almost like it was posterized. One of my favorites.
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03/22/2010 07:36:47 PM
Super job! One of my 3 - "10" scores. Very well presented. Magazine ready! 10
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03/22/2010 05:48:52 PM
As product shots go this fits the bill very well indeed. Good work
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03/22/2010 04:28:25 PM
everything looks great except the rose petals which look slightly odd. good luck
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03/22/2010 12:13:44 PM
Lovely!
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03/22/2010 11:05:03 AM
Ok. How much? I'd like one of these for sure. :-)
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03/22/2010 10:24:02 AM
LOVELY JOB! I can almost reach out and feel them, they're so well photographed!

My only nitpick is that I think there needs to be at least a small bit of shadow at the base of the box. It appears to be floating. (Not voting)
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03/22/2010 07:18:21 AM
Great exposure on the chocolates. I really dislike the way you have processed the background though, and the follow-on affects on the flower.
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03/22/2010 05:04:14 AM
nicely arrangedand quite well lit, just the fake rose looks a bit poor
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03/22/2010 01:14:33 AM
I'm hungry now.
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