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Old Oct 15, 2011, 8:05 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about this challenge. There's a couple of ways of separating the different elements. I wanted to use different white textures and since I'm horrible when it comes to posing and still-life arrangements, I had to settle for something like this.

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 8:58 PM   #2
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Nice job, Mtngal. A bit of fill flash would have helped kill the harsh shadows. As an alternative, you could place a piece of white posterboard (or similar white material) to the right of the subject to reflect more light on the dark areas.

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 9:47 PM   #3
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I didn't want to soften the shadows too much - first they help define the texture and I didn't want the background to show. A reflector on the right would have filled in nicely on that side, without evening out the texture much. Should have tried that, maybe tomorrow I'll do something like that.
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Interesting combination of textures and good exposure. Again, I'd go with a tight crop eliminating the black shadows on the right, top and bottom.
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I agree the top shadows are the most distracting. The right side does turn me off as much. I really like the mixture of texrures.
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It's a nice idea- and your use of lighting gives a sense of definition..
Maybe crop out the top/right shadows possibly... or better still,shoot the same shot again with a bit more clothing etc on the right...
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I think the shadows give a nice contrast. l love the textures and simplicity of the image.
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